Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety

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.


Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus

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.


How A Person Can Recover From Ebola

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.


The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced

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.


The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless

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.


Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic

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.


On Streets In Senegal, Thousands Of Boys Are Forced To Beg

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.


U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It

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.


Nigeria Pressed To Do More For Civilians Caught In Insurgency

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.


In Conflict-Torn Africa, Senegal Shows A Way To Religious Harmony

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.


As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye

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.


South Africans Mourn Mandela, Celebrate His Life

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.


Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013, And His Legacy

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.


Nigeria Steps Up Security In Northeast After Boko Haram Attacks

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.


Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I.

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.


Zimbabwe Election Ruled Fair By African Union

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.


Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Alleges Widespread Voter Fraud

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.


Opposition Claims Fraud In Zimbabwe Election

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.


Opposition Claims Zimbabwe Elections Were Manipulated

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.


Zimbabweans To Cast Ballots In Presidential Race

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.