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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Gritty Ganta: The Liberian Town That Can't Catch A Break

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bedraggled Ganta sprawls over red-dirt hills. Buildings destroyed in the civil war have not been rebuilt. And now the border town is suffering again in the battle against Ebola.

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Liberia's Daily Talk: All The News That Fits On A Blackboard

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's one of Liberia's most popular news sources, with updates on everything from Ebola to politics. The plywood newsboard on a busy Monrovia sidewalk is the brainchild of journalist Alfred Sirleaf.

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J. Cole: 'Ain't Enough Of Us Trying'

Friday, December 12, 2014

"I want to get whatever's on my chest off my chest when it feels right," says the rapper, who makes songs that turn the personal into the political.

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Boredom On The Border Between Liberia And Guinea

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

To stop the spread of Ebola, Liberia shut down its border crossings to Guinea. That might have been wise from a medical point of view, but it's bad for the economy — and the restless residents.

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Ebola Is Down, But Not Out, In Liberia

Monday, December 08, 2014

Ten to 12 new cases are reported daily, primarily around the capital and outlying areas. On Monday, Liberia's president announced an initiative, Ebola Must Go, that focuses on getting communities more involved in anti-Ebola measures.

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Ebola Cases Are Down, So Should Liberians Stop Worrying?

Monday, December 08, 2014

The country is now reporting fewer than 100 new cases each week. But the CDC's chief there says Liberia must stay alert and not allow the presence of Ebola to become a new norm.

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With Ebola Cases Down, Officials Worry Liberians Aren't Worried Enough

Monday, December 08, 2014

Treatment units in Liberia stand nearly empty, but a dozen or so Ebola cases still appear each day, with clusters in Monrovia and rural areas. The CDC's chief there wants the nation to stay alert.

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Liberian Businesses Reopen Their Doors, But Customers Are Wary

Sunday, December 07, 2014

The Ebola outbreak shuttered shops, cafes and offices. As the situation eases, many have now opened again — but as restaurant owner Mama Quaye can testify, business is hardly booming.

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In Liberia, 'Looking Good Is A Business'

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Liberians have been through a lot. A long, devastating civil war left the nation in a shambles, and now Ebola is raging across the country. But even when things are bad, Liberians like to look good.

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Liberian President's Ambitious Goal: No New Ebola Cases By Christmas

Friday, December 05, 2014

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf hopes to have no new Ebola cases by Dec. 25. But with the virus popping up in remote places and crossing over from neighboring countries, the battle is far from over.

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For Ebola Orphans In Liberia, It's A Bittersweet New Beginning

Thursday, December 04, 2014

After being quarantined for weeks, 18 children in Monrovia are ready to go to new homes or reunite with extended family. But it's not all smiles as the children remember the family they lost.

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Liberia President Sets Dec. 25 Goal For No New Ebola Cases

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ebola has killed more people in Liberia than any other country — just over 3,100. And it continues to be a problem in Liberia's countryside. But the number of new cases overall in the West African nation dropped over the last two months, according to health officials.

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Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.

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For Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram, A Desperate Life On The Run

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Islamist extremists have seized a string of towns in the northeast, displacing hundreds of thousands and creating a humanitarian crisis. Monday's attack on a boys school killed up to 50 students.

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Suicide Bomber In School Uniform Targets High School

Monday, November 10, 2014

A suicide bomber attacked a secondary school in the violence-torn region of northeast Nigeria. Dozens of students are reported to have been killed.

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Burkina Faso Military Urged To Hand Power Back To Civilians

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The African Union has threatened sanctions against Burkina Faso's military if it doesn't return power to a civilian ruler. It took control after the long-time president resigned amid violent protests.

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Hope Fades For Release Of Nigerian Girls Held By Boko Haram

Monday, November 03, 2014

Two weeks ago, Nigeria's military announced a ceasefire with the Islamist extremists group Boko Haram and said more than 200 girls abducted by the group would soon be free. But Boko Haram's leader has issued a video denying a truce and saying the girls have converted to Islam and been married off.

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I'll (Gag) Drink To That: Oral Rehydration Key For Ebola Patients

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ebola survivors in Nigeria credit the nasty-tasting oral rehydration solution for their recovery. One doctor wants more attention paid to that kind of low-tech treatment.

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Nigeria Joins Senegal In Gaining 'Ebola-Free' Status

Monday, October 20, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about how Nigeria and Senegal were able to rid their countries of Ebola, despite the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

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U.N. Ebola Chief: We Are Working 'At Full Speed'

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After criticism of a poor response to the Ebola crisis, the United Nations is establishing a management hub in Ghana. The head of UNMEER says the agency is in a race against the disease.

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