Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:
Sunday, August 24, 2014
The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Ebola outbreak has taken a particularly high toll on health workers, with more than 100 cases of health workers infected with the disease. West Africans are now requesting access to experimental drugs that have been used on Western health workers.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. To help stop the virus, health workers are putting up Ebola awareness posters around the country. One doctor explains why they're so graphic.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Virologist Sheik Humar Khan has been hailed a hero treating Ebola in Sierra Leone. He cared for dozens of patients before testing positive for Ebola and dying of the lethal virus, late last month.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Liberia and Sierra Leone have deployed troops to try to isolate areas hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Nigeria announced a state of emergency as new cases of the disease are reported there.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak continues to spread, affected nations are imposing drastic new measures to try to contain the infection.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. But many people there don't think the virus is real. Others are so frightened by Ebola that they're afraid to take sick relatives to clinics.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hard hit by the Ebola virus. Officials have declared a public health emergency to try to stop the spread of Ebola.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is there and has the latest.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
According to Air Algerie, one of the airline's flights has likely crashed in the African country of Mali. The plane, which carried 116 passengers and crew, lost contact with authorities an hour after it took off.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
It's been three months since Islamist extremists kidnapped more than 250 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria. Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai appealed to the captors to free the girls.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Officials say the snails are "highly invasive, voracious pests" that eat paint and stucco off houses. But the snails are a prized delicacy in West Africa, where they're marinated or grilled on sticks.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Health officials are trying to convince families to bring the ill to health centers and to change the way their bury their dead to rein in the disease, which has killed hundreds across the region.
Monday, May 05, 2014
Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram claimed credit for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls. The girls remain missing, and parents are pressing the government to find and bring them home.
Monday, May 05, 2014
In her illustrated memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast describes being an only child and conflicted caretaker to her aging parents.
Friday, May 02, 2014
Protesters surrounded Nigeria's parliament calling on the government to take more action to find more than 200 missing schoolgirls. They were kidnapped by Islamist militants nearly three weeks ago.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Activists and parents demonstrated in the Nigerian capital, hoping to force the government to do more to rescue nearly 200 abducted teen girls, who have been missing for over two weeks. There is still little reliable information about the situation.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
More than 200 schoolgirls were taken from a remote town, horrifying the country. The government has been blamed for an inadequate response to the kidnapping, and to extremism in general.
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.