Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Morning News Brief: Health Care Vote Delayed, New Ransomware Attack Spreads

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We look at the future of the Senate's health care bill after Republican leaders postponed a vote. Also, a new ransomware attack has spread from Ukraine, and we update the fight against Boko Haram.


The State Of Boko Haram

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Boko Haram extremists have been pushed back from their territorial gains, but they continue to wage attacks in towns and communities in northeastern Nigeria.


In Northeast Nigeria, Displaced Families Celebrate Ramadan's End In Style

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Security remains an issue in the northeast as Boko Haram's sporadic but targeted attacks continue. But even by those displaced by the fighting managed to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, or "Sallah" in Nigeria.


That Amazing Moment When 82 Chibok Girls And Families Reunited

Monday, May 22, 2017

On Saturday, jubilant families were reunited with the daughters who'd been held captive by Boko Haram for three years.


Chibok Girls Reunite With Families After Being Held In Captivity By Boko Haram

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Eighty-two school girls who had been held captive for more than three years by Boko Haram had a an emotional reunion with their parents on Saturday in Abuja, Nigeria.


Disgruntled Soldiers In Ivory Coast Mutiny Over Back Pay Issues

Monday, May 15, 2017

This is the latest eruption of violence by former rebels, now integrated in the army, who helped propel Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara to power in 2011, after disputed elections and a civil war.


Boko Haram Releases 82 Of The Kidnapped Girls

Sunday, May 07, 2017

The office of Nigeria's president says 82 of the girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram three years ago have been released in exchange for detained Boko Haram suspects.


Amid Aid Uncertainty, U.S. Counterterrorism Cooperation Continues In Africa

Monday, April 17, 2017

Forces from 27 countries took part last month in U.S.-led counterterrorism exercises to fight extremist violence by Boko Haram, the flow of foreign fighters and trafficking in the Lake Chad region.


Senegal's Good Friday Dish Is A Treat For Both Christians And Muslims

Friday, April 14, 2017

Senegal is a Muslim majority country, with a Christian minority. Christians celebrate Good Friday with a sweet porridge called ngalakh. They share it with their Muslim family and friends, too.


Boko Haram Still Holds Many Girls Kidnapped 3 Years Ago

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday is the third anniversary of Boko Haram's kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The Nigerian government says it's doubling efforts for the release of the remaining 200 girls.


Opposition Calls For Democratic Republic Of The Congo's President To Step Down

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tensions have been building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since December, when the president's term ended but elections weren't held. He's still in office and many are angry about that.


Trump Administration Assesses Global Peacekeeping Priorities

Monday, April 10, 2017

The U.S. wants to see changes within the United Nations, as well as its peacekeeping operations worldwide — most of which are in Africa. The U.S. is the biggest donor to the budget.


U.S. Military Works With African Special Forces To Fight Boko Haram

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cross-border counterterrorism investigations and crisis response are priorities for regional forces battling Boko Haram insurgents. U.S. military are working with African special forces to enhance technique.


Exercises With U.S. Military Help Chadian Forces Fight Extremism

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The U.S. military is wrapping up training with African armies battling ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram. In one exercise, troops from Chad secured a vital waterway and attacked a Boko Haram safe haven.


Nigerian President's Long Absence Comes Amid Major Economic Crisis

Friday, February 24, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari left for London Jan. 19. His government insists he's "hale and hearty," but speculation is rife that he may be suffering from prostate cancer, memory loss or other ailments.


Muslim Leader In Nigeria Links Polygamy To Poverty And Terrorism

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Emir Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II says he's working with Islamic scholars to draft a law discouraging men from marrying multiple wives if they cannot afford to educate large families.


Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down

Monday, February 20, 2017

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, turns 93 Tuesday. He has no intention of retiring and his wife has said even if he dies before next year's election, he should run "as a corpse."


It Came From The Americas — And It's Bad News For Africa

Monday, February 13, 2017

Armyworms — caterpillars of a moth species — are creeping across ever wider swaths of southern Africa, munching their way through crops.


Opposition Denounces President And Fights Break Out In South African Parliament

Friday, February 10, 2017

All hell broke loose as South African President Jacob Zuma addressed parliament. Lawmakers denounced him as a corrupt scoundrel and brawled with guards, while outside troops kept the public at bay.


New Ghanaian President's Speech Sounds Familiar

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ghana's new president made quite a stir with his inaugural address. Not only were his comments moving, but parts were lifted from speeches by U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.