Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Why The President Of Ghana Said He Was Like A Dead Goat

Monday, September 21, 2015

We're not making this up. President Mahama said he was like a dead goat. He later issued a correction: He's actually like a living goat.


Presidential Guard Announces Takeover Of Burkina Faso

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A military coup has been announced in the West African country of Burkina Faso. The coup comes just weeks ahead of an election meant to complete a transition back to democratic rule.


2 Young Ghanaians Recruited By ISIS

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

At least two Ghanaians have reportedly left the country to join ISIS. The West African nation has a Muslim minority and has so far been spared of extremist insurgency, despite being in a neighborhood of states blighted by militant Islamists.


His Drum Talked And Everyone Listened: Remembering A 'Human Treasure'

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Senegalese percussionist Doudou N'Diaye Rose has died at age 85. He mastered his local drum language and brought it to the world, creating rhythms for the likes of Miles Davis and the Rolling Stones.


Zimbabwe's President Blames 'Vandals' For Killing Cecil The Lion

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

President Robert Mugabe made his first public statement about the lion, saying his compatriots must protect their country's natural resources from foreign "vandals."


Nigerian President: U.S. Refusal To Provide Weapons Aides Extremism

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Nigeria's president says the United States' refusal to sell his country needed weapons is aiding and abetting Islamist extremists waging a deadly campaign there. President Muhammadu Buhari made his comments as he ended a four-day visit to the U.S. this week.


Former President Of Chad Forced To Appear In Court For War Crimes Trial

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The imprisoned former president of Chad, Hissene Habre, fueled chaos at a court in Senegal trying him for the deaths of thousands of people during his rule. He dismissed the trial as a masquerade.


Nigeria's President Visits White House For Talks On Extremists

Monday, July 20, 2015

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari meets President Obama on Monday. The problems facing Nigeria include extremists who have abducted hundreds of schoolgirls.


Tobacco Is Smokin' Again In Zimbabwe

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tobacco production took a nosedive after the economy collapsed and the government seized white-owned farms. A decade later, the industry is booming once more.


Nigerians Express Outrage Over Parliament's 'Wardrobe Allowance'

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nigerians are outraged over the clothing allowance given to lawmakers. In a country where the average person lives on dollars a day, the nation's 469 lawmakers will share a $43 million allowance.


Zimbabwe To Street Vendors: Pack Up, Clean Up, Ship Out!

Monday, June 15, 2015

The government says thousands of vendors must pack up their wares, move off the streets and pay rent to sell from designated zones. The vendors say: How will we be able to earn a living?


Court In South Africa Detains Sudan's President On War Cimes

Monday, June 15, 2015

Over the weekend, a South African judge ordered the arrest of visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is an indicted war criminal with an international arrest warrant over the Dafur conflict.


How To Make A Living In Cash-Poor Zimbabwe

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The country's in crisis. But Fortunate Nyakupinda manages to earn a living by selling secondhand clothes. Although she'll be the first to tell you: A $10 profit disappears in a flash.


Why Isn't 14-Year-Old Fadzai In School? Zimbabwe's Education Dilemma

Sunday, May 31, 2015

When Zimbabwe won independence in 1980, the country boasted high literacy rates. Then the economy crashed, and many families could no longer afford school fees.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo to South Africans: Stop Attacking Immigrants

Monday, May 11, 2015

There's been a wave of violence against immigrant workers. Now the Grammy-winning singers have joined their voices with Mali's superstar Salif Keita. The message: "United we stand."


Foreign Workers Seek Shelter In Camps After Attacks In South Africa

Sunday, May 10, 2015

On a soccer field in a township outside the South African city of Durban, more than 500 people are still living in a hastily constructed transit camp for foreign workers.


South African Government Denies Xenophobia Played Role In Man's Death

Friday, May 01, 2015

The body of one of seven people killed in attacks against foreigners in South Africa was returned to his home country, Mozambique, on Thursday. He was stabbed and beaten to death in Johannesburg.


South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Recent attacks against immigrants have reportedly caused at least seven deaths in the country. Accused of incendiary remarks, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says his comments were taken out of context.


Immigrants Flee South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is blamed for stoking the violence by describing immigrants as lice that must be removed. But in a speech Monday, he described the attacks on immigrants as vile.


Muslim Migrants Threw Christians Overboard, Italian Police Say

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tens of thousands of people are trying to flee Africa by boarding rickety and often overcrowded boats for the journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Many ships capsize or are abandoned by smugglers, and hundreds have already died en route. More than 10,000 people were rescued this week alone.