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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Gambia Poised For Peaceful Transition After 22 Years Under Authoritarian Ruler

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The tiny West African nation of Gambia is poised for an unprecedented handover of power. In a surprise election upset, the opposition candidate bested the 22-year ruler, whose government is known for forced disappearances, torture and other human rights violations.

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Young Widow With 5 Kids Turns To Activism To Challenge A President

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

She's a former train driver and labor leader — and now an activist in the campaign to drive Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, from office.

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe Hints At Retirement

Friday, November 25, 2016

Zimbabwe has had one ruler since the country gained independence 36 years ago. The 92-year-old is now hinting at retirement, but on his terms. In comments this week to veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war veterans, he didn't offer a possible time frame.

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Authoritarian Leaders In Africa Celebrate Trump Victory

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Africa's authoritarian leaders have been congratulating Donald Trump and rejoicing in an end to what they see as an Obama administration critical of some African governments' human rights records.

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South Africa Withdraws From International Court; Others Follow

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

For years, African leaders have criticized the International Criminal Court in The Hague — arguing that it targets only Africans, while failing to go after other alleged global wrongdoers.

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Can Hashtags And Pop-Up Protests Topple A Leader?

Friday, October 21, 2016

It's hashtags vs. Robert Mugabe. Social media is proving a new kind of challenge to Zimbabwe's strong-armed autocrat.

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A Woman Named Fortunate Doesn't See Good Fortune Ahead In Zimbabwe

Thursday, October 20, 2016

She sells clothes from the back of her car. But business is dropping. Like many Zimbabweans, she faces a crippled economy, high unemployment and a shortage of cash.

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Nigeria Announces The Release Of Some Kidnapped Girls

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A spokesman says 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents two years ago have been released after talks brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.

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Months Of Protests Lead To Ethiopia Declaring A State Of Emergency

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The East African country of Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency. Protesters have been demanding greater freedoms and those demonstrations have often turned violent.

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The U.S. Dollar Is Zimbabwe's Main Currency, And It's Disappearing Fast

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The southern African nation adopted U.S. currency to combat hyperinflation in 2009. As Zimbabwe faces a renewed crisis, citizens are lining up at banks to withdraw dollars as fast as they can.

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Ethiopia Declares State Of Emergency Amid Continuing Protests

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Ethiopia's government has declared a state of emergency following months of anti-government protests by the Oromo people, who say they are marginalized.

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Who's The Woman With The Camera Chasing Smiles And Styles In Nigeria?

Sunday, October 02, 2016

She's Fati Abubakar and she takes pictures for her Instagram feed, bitsofborno, showing how life goes on in a region best known for ties to Boko Haram.

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Intense Unrest Follows Protests Against Zimbabwe's Longtime President

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is facing its most intense unrest in years. We examine what's fueling the anger, and the rising opposition against President Robert Mugabe.

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Gabon Rocked By Deadly Protests After Opposition Alleges Election Fraud

Friday, September 02, 2016

A contested election in the African nation of Gabon that saw the incumbent re-elected, turned violent after the opposition alleged fraud. Government forces met opposition protests with force.

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Jollof Rice: West Africans Dish It Up With A Hefty Serving Of Smack Talk

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Jollof rice is a celebration dish in West Africa. Each country in the region has its own take — and the rivalry over which version reigns supreme is constant fodder for a delicious war of words.

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They're Caught In A Crisis That Isn't Hitting The Headlines

Monday, August 29, 2016

The number of malnourished people in northeastern Nigeria could be as hlgh as half a million. Boko Haram shoulders much of the blame.

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And The No. 1 Scrabble Nation In The World Is ...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Wellington Jighere of Nigeria was crowned world champ last year. He's one of many Nigerians who excel at the game. What's their secret?

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Boko Haram Video Is Said To Show Some Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

Monday, August 15, 2016

In Boko Haram's reported video, the camera pans across about 50 veiled females. They appear to be some of the missing Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped en masse by the extremist group two years ago.

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Tens Of Thousands Displaced By Boko Haram In Nigeria

Friday, August 12, 2016

Children are among the hardest hit by seven years of Boko Haram's violent insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. Doctors Without Borders warns acutely malnourished children risk starvation and even death. Tens of thousands of people are seeking shelter, food and medical aid, uprooted from their homes by the militants the Nigerian military claims they have defeated.

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ISIS Fires West Africa Affairs Manager But He Refuses To Leave

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Islamic State apparently is having some management troubles. ISIS has announced a new leader for its West African affiliate Boko Haram. But the man being replaced isn't going quietly.

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