Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about Zimbabwe's upcoming presidential election and efforts to alleviate its international isolation.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The extensive coverage of Nelson Mandela's fading health has sparked intense debate in South Africa. Many say the African way views the twilight years as a final journey, a time of peace and respect, and that journalists should be more sensitive.
Saturday, May 04, 2013
It's been dubbed Guptagate. A private jet flies in 200 high-society guests from India for a four-day wedding that has South Africans steaming for answers. Among the wedding party's alleged offenses: refusing to be served by black staff.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
A young woman in Nigeria says God spoke to her in her dreams, guiding her to become a car mechanic. Despite initial resistance from her family, she fulfilled her vocation and has gone on to train other young women to do what one trainee calls "the best job in the world."
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Nelson Mandela had a bewildered look and was largely unresponsive when President Jacob Zuma stopped by earlier this week. After the visit was televised, some South Africans began criticizing the president, saying the images were disrespectful to the iconic figure.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
It's been a decade since Paul Chandler left the U.S. and headed to West Africa, having fallen in love with the region's music. Now Mali is his home, and he's teaching children at the American School in Bamako how to play the music of his adopted country.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
The deaths of 13 South African soldiers in the mutinous Central African Republic has opposition politicians asking why South African troops were there. The ruling ANC has denied it has any business in the Central African Republic — which is rich in natural resources, including diamonds and uranium.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Public expressions of concern are on full display as South Africans monitor the hospitalization of anti-apartheid hero and former president Nelson Mandela. The 94 year old is being treated for pneumonia.
Friday, March 22, 2013
His seminal work played a critical role in establishing post-colonial African literature. Achebe also taught Africana Studies at Brown University.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, who played a critical role in establishing post-colonial African literature, has died. The author of Things Fall Apart was 82.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The guitarist comes from the northern city of Gao, which has made headlines lately due to fighting by Islamist militants and French-backed Malian forces. Salah now plays at a club in Mali's capital, Bamako, where, he says, people gather to relax, reminisce and "see images other than war."
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
We have reaction from around the world to the selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as pope.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The first pan-African budget airline took to the skies in late November with a series of flights in Tanzania. Fastjet's aim is to offer a low-cost alternative to passengers accustomed to uncertain and costly air travel.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
After 20 years of apparent stability in turbulent West Africa, Mali is now battling dual crises: a rebellion in the north, and a military coup in the south. There are reports of gross human rights abuses, as well as fears that the Islamist-controlled north is fast becoming a terrorist safe haven.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Senegal's capital of Dakar remains jittery, with demonstrators and police locked in running street battles. Some of the protests have been led by rap artists, who are mobilizing the youth and putting pressure on Senegal's leader to step down.
Monday, March 28, 2011
With world attention focused on North Africa, the UN says almost one million Ivorians are fleeing their capital. Elizabeth Dickinson, assistant managing editor and blogger at Foreign Policy magazine and Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, West Africa correspondent for NPR, discuss the escalation of post-election violence.