Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Deadly Clashes In South Sudan Threaten Young Country's Future

Monday, July 11, 2016

Forces for South Sudan's president and vice president have resumed heavy fighting, again placing the young country's future in peril.


One Mother's Perspective On What It's Like To Be A Refugee

Monday, June 20, 2016

She's one of a record 65 million refugees in the world today. Home is now a makeshift camp in Niger, buffeted by Sahara desert sands and winds.


In Senegal, They're Dreaming Of Europe

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Many African men hope for a brighter future across the Mediterranean — and risk their lives to make the crossing. Senegal is trying to make sure they don't go.


A Moth Nicknamed 'Tomato Ebola' Ravages Nigeria's Tomatoes

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The president has declared a tomato state of emergency in the northern sector.


Why Niger Is Having A Horrible Year

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Boko Haram attacks have created a potential humanitarian disaster. Thousands of citizens have fled their homes. Refugees from Nigeria are pouring in. And there isn't enough food to feed them all.


Nigerian President Offers Support After First Of 219 Missing Schoolgirls Rescued

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The freed "Chibok Girl" met with Nigeria's president two days after being "rescued" from Boko Haram. She's one of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by extremists who have ravaged the region.


One Of 219 Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls Reportedly Found Alive

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Nigerian authorities say one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago has been found.


Senegal's Biggest Art Biennial Returns With Contemporary Exhibits

Sunday, May 08, 2016

African artists are convening in Dakar, Senegal for the Dak'Art biennale. The month-long event showcases the latest developments in visual arts.


Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The young people say 'Beugue tekki.' I want to become someone. That's a key reason that hundreds of men from Senegal head for Europe despite the risks.


She Told Her Husband She Didn't Want Him To Leave For Europe

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

But he wouldn't listen. Disaster struck. And now she's one of a growing number of migrant widows in Africa.


Photos: Why Everyone In Mali Wanted To Pose For The Late, Great Sidibe

Monday, April 18, 2016

His death marks the end of a remarkable era in African and world photography.


Boko Haram Increasingly Uses Kidnapped Girls As Suicide Bombers

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

In the two years since Nigerian extremists kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls, thousands of other children have been taken hostage by Boko Haram. Efforts to subdue the group have failed.


It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Senegalese Swing

Sunday, March 27, 2016

As a teenager in Senegal, Amadou Koly Niang fell in love with jazz. Over 40 years later, he's started a jazz festival to bring the music to his countrymen — with a Senegalese twist, of course.


A Day At The Beach Is A Way Of Saying 'We're Not Afraid' Of Terrorists

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A mother in Ivory Coast defiantly brings her children to the resort town where al-Qaida terrorists killed 19 people on March 13. A new music video reinforces her stand.


If You Think This Bus Has An Eye On You, You're Right

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The hand-painted "cars rapides" — cheap public transportation minibuses in Senegal's cities — are soon going to zoom into the sunset.


Ivory Coast Struggles To Keep Economy Afloat After Terror Attack

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ivory Coast's business community is shaken after a deadly al-Qaida attack on a beach resort. The West African nation's economy had been on the rebound after a civil war.


Gunmen Target Beach Popular With Tourists In Ivory Coast

Monday, March 14, 2016

Ivory Coast has become the latest target of a terrorist attack in West Africa claimed by Islamist extremists. It was the third such attack in 5 months on hotels popular with foreigners in the region.


Female Suicide Bombers Sent By Boko Haram Blamed For Attack In Nigeria

Friday, February 12, 2016

Female suicide bombers sent by Boko Haram extremists are being blamed for killing nearly 60 people in an attack on a refuge for displaced people in northern Nigeria. The attackers app...


Al-Qaida Militants Target Westerners In West Africa

Sunday, January 24, 2016

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Years After Its Curfew Killed Theater, Ghana Gets A Second Act

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Back in the '80s, Ghanaian theater went dark under military curfew. Now, a dapper businessman-turned-playwright is leading an onstage revival — and doing it with a sense of humor.