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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Voting In Nigeria Affected By Isolated Violence And Irregularities

Monday, March 30, 2015

Islamist insurgents have reportedly killed about 40 people, as the polling for a new president continued into Sunday. Voting was extended after technical problems kept some from casting their ballots.

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Nigerian President Faces Tough Reelection Campaign

Friday, March 27, 2015

Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to vote for their new president. The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, who says he's tough on security and corruption.

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Displaced Voters Pose A Challenge To Nigeria's Presidential Election

Friday, March 27, 2015

More than a million people have been displaced by Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria. Many of them are voters. Will they be able to cast ballots in Saturday's presidential elections?

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Boko Haram Kidnaps 500 Children In Northeastern Nigeria

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped more than 500 women and children from the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak, reports say. The kidnappings come as regional forces were helping Nigeria push militants out of Damasak. Scores of villagers were killed in the violence.

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Nigerian Army Advances Against Boko Haram As Election Looms

Friday, March 20, 2015

Nigeria's military says that, with the help of regional troops, its forces have retaken key towns captured by Boko Haram. The successes against the ISIS-linked extremist network come little more than a week before a key vote in which President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking re-election. The vote was delayed by six weeks, in part due to insecurity. Many are asking how the army was able to do in six weeks what it has failed to do these past six years.

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Nigeria's Boko Haram Pledges To Back Islamic State

Monday, March 09, 2015

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. This comes just as Chad and Niger have launched an offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria.

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Boko Haram Takes A Page From ISIS Propaganda Playbook

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Nigerian Islamist militant group has traded grainy videos for slick productions. This week, Boko Haram posted a video purportedly showing the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying.

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Boko Haram Ramps Up Attacks Despite Effort To Repel Them

Thursday, March 05, 2015

In Nigeria, the Islamist extremists are using more girls and young women in suicide bombings. It's unclear whether the children are taken from among the hundreds the militants have kidnapped.

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While New England Gets Snow, West Africa Gets Sand

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A hot wind blows from the Sahara Desert across West Africa each winter. This year, the clouds of sand are so thick that flights are grounded, cocoa trees are suffering and everyone has a cough.

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Boko Haram Attacks Spread Beyond Nigeria's Borders

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

For a long time, the Islamist extremists known as Boko Haram mostly struck in Nigeria. But now the group is launching attacks in neighboring countries, too.

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South Sudan's Rival Leaders Agree To Ceasefire

Monday, February 02, 2015

South Sudan's rival leaders have signed an agreement to immediately end their deadly power battle. The conflict erupted a little more than a year ago, devastating the young nation. But previous ceasefire agreements have failed to hold.

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Nigeria Thwarts Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri

Monday, February 02, 2015

Suspected Boko Haram militants have attacked the outskirts of the heavily-fortified city of Maiduguri for the second time in a week. Nigerian officials say the rebel's attack has been contained.

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Guinea Cleric Demands Safer Burials To Stop Ebola's Spread

Monday, January 26, 2015

Efforts to alter customs have been stymied by fear and suspicion surrounding the disease. In Guinea's third-largest city Kindia, the Grand Imam is trying to galvanize people to adopt best practices.

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Africa's Soccer Tourney Takes Guinea's Mind Off Ebola

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today, Guineans had one thing on their mind: Would their beloved Elephants beat Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations?

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As Students Go Back To School In Guinea, Ebola Fears Mix WIth Daily Routine

Monday, January 19, 2015

Schools in Guinea have been closed since the summer, when they were closed due to the Ebola outbreak. As schools finally re-open Monday, one family in the capital, Conakry, is striving to revive its early-morning routine.

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Guinea Launches Campaign To End Ebola In 60 Days

Monday, January 19, 2015

Officials In Guinea have begun an effort to try to rid the West African nation of Ebola. The Ebola czar says the new initiative is needed because pockets of resistance and denial remain in Guinea.

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Boko Haram Uses Girls As Suicide Bombers, Reports Say

Monday, January 12, 2015

There's been a chilling development in an ongoing insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. Islamist militants, known as Boko Haram, are utilizing a new type of suicide bomber: young girls.

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Nigerian Forces Fight To Free Town From Terrorists

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hundreds are feared killed after Boko Haram militants seized the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga. Nigerian government forces are battling to regain control of the town and nearby base.

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Shell Reaches Settlement Over Oil Spills In Niger Delta

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell reached an out-of-court settlement with a Nigerian fishing and farming community for two oil spills in 2008. About $85 million will go to individuals as well as the local government.

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Boko Haram Fighters Seize Nigerian Army Base

Monday, January 05, 2015

Suspected militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram have launched attacks on civilians in northeast Nigeria. Over the weekend, they seized another town and a military base in the remote northeast.

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