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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

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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Families Of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Skeptical Of Boko Haram Truce

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Nigerian military announced on Friday that it had reached a truce with Boko Haram militants. The agreement includes the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago.

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Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: 'I'm A Doctor, So We Can't Run Away'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.

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Grieving But Grateful, Ebola Survivors In Liberia Give Back

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

After living through their own nightmares, Ebola survivors are still mourning the loss of their loved ones. But they're giving back by working at the treatment centers and caring for children.

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Ebola Workers Attacked By Villagers In Guinea

Friday, September 19, 2014

Several people, including health workers and three journalists, have been found dead days after they were attacked while spreading awareness of Ebola in a Guinean village.

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Cleared Of Murder, Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

Friday, September 12, 2014

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend. On Thursday, he was cleared of premeditated murder.

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Oscar Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Girlfiend's Death

Friday, September 12, 2014

A judge in South Africa has found the double-amputee athlete guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

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Fast-Moving Ebola Slows Down Liberia's Economy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Farmers are too frightened to tend their fields. Customers have stopped going to restaurants, bars and other shops. So now people in Liberia's "breadbasket" region are depending on food donations.

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In Liberia's Hard-Hit Lofa County, Ebola Continues To Take A Toll

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The farming town of Barkedu accounts for a fifth of Liberia's Ebola deaths. Residents have revved up anti-Ebola efforts. But the virus has swept away entire families, and there's no end in sight.

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In The County Where Ebola First Struck Liberia, A Cry For Help

Monday, September 08, 2014

The virus reportedly crossed the border from Guinea into lush Lofa County in March. Health workers risk their lives to care for the sick — and are "flabbergasted" at the lack of international aid.

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Doctors Struggle To Treat Ebola Patients In Liberian Border Town

Monday, September 08, 2014

Much of the attention on the Ebola outbreak has focused on the capital Monrovia, but the situation in the far north, near the border with Guinea, is also causing alarm.

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Remembering Shacki: Liberia's Accidental Ebola Victim

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Shacki Kamara went out to buy his aunt some tea. Then she heard from the neighborhood kids: "They shot Shacki." He died the next day. Eva Nah is still asking why.

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Chill Out, Pie-Makers. There's No Butter Shortage Looming

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Butter prices are at their highest levels in years, and supplies are low. But it's not because Americans suddenly discovered that fat isn't evil. It's because other countries love our butter, too.

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