Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
According to the Nigerian military, all but eight of the girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school have been rescued. As many as 100 girls had been abducted by militants earlier in the week.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
A recent outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has the country on edge. Guineans have never experienced the deadly virus, and are learning quickly how to protect themselves.
Friday, April 11, 2014
The stricken are most likely to die within 10 days. But those whose bodies produce antibodies may survive — and be sent home with a clean bill of health. That's happening now in Guinea.
Friday, April 11, 2014
They have recovered from the deadly virus that is ravaging Guinea. They feel blessed by their good fortune. But family and friends are often afraid to welcome them back with open arms.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
In Guinea, an aggressive strain of the virus has claimed over 100 lives and invaded the capital city. But while it may take months to contain the outbreak, there already are survivors.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Health workers in the West African nation of Guinea are working to control an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The disease has sickened 86 people and killed 59, according to the World Health Organization.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Human Rights Watch is urging Senegal to implement a law criminalizing forced begging. People acting as Islamic teachers have been exploiting thousands of young boys.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Pidgin English is a second language for tens of millions of Nigerians, but it's not every day that you hear a diplomat speaking it. The U.S. ambassador recently gave it a shot in a radio interview.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Militants seeking to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria have killed 150 people in attacks in the last 4 days. The Boko Haram sect launched its uprising in 2009 but has ramped up its violence.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Inter-religious tensions have been in the headlines in parts of Africa lately. Christian-Muslim clashes have left many dead in places like Nigeria and Central African Republic. But there are also examples of peaceful inter-religious co-existence in Africa, such as Senegal.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
South Africans are paying their respects at a hilltop amphitheater in Pretoria, the spot where Mandela was sworn in as the country's first black president nearly 20 years ago. Hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps millions, are expected to come over the next three days.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
South Africa's official period of mourning for former President Nelson Mandela will culminate in his funeral a week from Sunday. Mandela's death left South Africans with "a sense of profound and enduring loss," says the nation"s president, Jacob Zuma. His compatriots, as well as foreign visitors, are flocking in homage to the Mandela homes in Soweto and Johannesburg.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela died Thursday at his home in Johannesburg after a prolonged lung infection. News of the anti-apartheid icon's death resonated across the world. Mandela, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spent 27 years in prison for his work to end South Africa's brutal apartheid system before becoming the country's first black president and preaching reconciliation and forgiveness.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Nigerian authorities have increased security patrols around the northeastern city of Maiduguri after Islamist militants attacked military bases there. The unrest comes after Nigerian troops reportedly had pushed the militants, Boko Haram, out of the the city. This comes as the U.S. undersecretary for Africa is in Nigeria to discuss security concerns, and Nigeria's president is attending a security conference in Europe.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Jassy Mackenzie's crime novels, set in Johannesburg, star the not-always-law-abiding private investigator Jade de Jong. Mackenzie says that de Jong and "Joburg" are well-matched: both the P.I. and her hometown are intimidating on the outside, but kind once you look beyond the surface.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Zimbabwe's presidential election was a "huge farce," according to the opposition challenger. He alleges massive vote rigging by veteran President Robert Mugabe. But the African Union said that aside from a few incidents, the voting was free and fair.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Zimbabwe's opposition has described this week's presidential election as a "massive fraud." Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, alleged widespread voter fraud. The ruling party, in an unauthorized tweet, claimed overwhelming victory but quickly withdrew the message.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
In Zimbabwe, the opposition is crying foul, alleging vote manipulation by President Robert Mugabe's party. Mugabe, who has ruled the country since independence in 1980, is facing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in the race for president.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Zimbabweans voted Wednesday for their next president. Longtime President Robert Mugabe is facing opposition leader and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Mugabe, who has ruled since independence in 1980, says he'll step down if defeated. However in the 2008 election, his near loss resulted in widespread violence.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Zimbabweans go to the polls Wednesday to elect their next president. Many fear a repeat of the 2008 election violence that killed 200 people. President Robert Mugabe is facing opposition leader and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in the vote. Riot police have been deployed in the event of conflict.