Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Why Bring Up Death When We Could Talk About 'Something More Pleasant'?

Monday, May 05, 2014

In her illustrated memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast describes being an only child and conflicted caretaker to her aging parents.


Extremist Group Claims Credit For Mass Kidnapping In Nigeria

Monday, May 05, 2014

Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram claimed credit for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls. The girls remain missing, and parents are pressing the government to find and bring them home.


Fate Of Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls Remains Unknown

Friday, May 02, 2014

Protesters surrounded Nigeria's parliament calling on the government to take more action to find more than 200 missing schoolgirls. They were kidnapped by Islamist militants nearly three weeks ago.


With Few Answers On Missing Teens, Frustration Simmers In Nigeria

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Activists and parents demonstrated in the Nigerian capital, hoping to force the government to do more to rescue nearly 200 abducted teen girls, who have been missing for over two week...


'Have Mercy On Our Little Ones': Kidnapping Agonizes Nigerians

Sunday, April 27, 2014

More than 200 schoolgirls were taken from a remote town, horrifying the country. The government has been blamed for an inadequate response to the kidnapping, and to extremism in general.


Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

According to the Nigerian military, all but eight of the girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school have been rescued. As many as 100 girls had been abducted by militants earlier in the week.


How A Person Can Recover From Ebola

Friday, April 11, 2014

At least eight Ebola patients in Guinea have beaten the odds. They have recovered and been sent home. In past outbreaks, the death rate has been as high as 90 percent. In Guinea so far, about 60 percent of the 157 suspected cases have ended in death.

The first seven ...


The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced

Friday, April 11, 2014

They have recovered from the deadly virus that is ravaging Guinea. They feel blessed by their good fortune. But family and friends are often afraid to welcome them back with open arms.


The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In Guinea, an aggressive strain of the virus has claimed over 100 lives and invaded the capital city. But while it may take months to contain the outbreak, there already are survivors.


Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Health workers in the West African nation of Guinea are working to control an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The disease has sickened 86 people and killed 59, according to the World Health Organization.


On Streets In Senegal, Thousands Of Boys Are Forced To Beg

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Human Rights Watch is urging Senegal to implement a law criminalizing forced begging. People acting as Islamic teachers have been exploiting thousands of young boys.


U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It

Saturday, March 15, 2014

It's not often that a broadcast interview by a diplomat wows listeners, but a recent conversation involving the American ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle, is causing a buzz – and winning applause.

The praise is not so much for the content of the interview or the pressing issues the ...


Nigeria Pressed To Do More For Civilians Caught In Insurgency

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Militants seeking to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria have killed 150 people in attacks in the last 4 days. The Boko Haram sect launched its uprising in 2009 but has ramped up its violence.


As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Amid a solemn atmosphere, the body of Nelson Mandela lay in state Wednesday at an amphitheater in South Africa's capital of Pretoria, the exact spot where he was sworn in as the country's first black president in 1994, reconciling a land that had been torn by racial divisions ...


Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I.

Monday, September 02, 2013

South Africa's commercial capital, Johannesburg, is a mixture of the old Wild West and a complex, modern African hub — at least, that's how crime novelist Jassy Mackenzie describes it. Mackenzie was born across the border, in Zimbabwe, but she moved to Johannesburg — Joburg for short — as a ...