Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Last April, Islamist extremists abducted about 300 schoolgirls. #BringBackOurGirls campaigners refuse to let them be forgotten, and Nigeria's new president has called on the military to look for them.
Sunday, April 05, 2015
The movie avoided CGI for the bulk of its action sequences. That meant stunt coordinator and longtime stunt driver Jack Gill had to figure out how to toss cars out of a flying airplane.
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Following a bitterly contested election, outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan offered congratulations to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, who said, "We must begin to heal the wounds and work towards a better future."
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Nigerians have elected a former military strongman to be their next president. Muhammadu Buhari, who insists he's a changed man, says his first order of business will be to crush Boko Haram militants.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
For the first time, an opposition challenger has defeated a sitting president at the ballot box. A peaceful transfer of power from one elected leader to another would be another first for Nigeria.