Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

It Came From The Americas — And It's Bad News For Africa

Monday, February 13, 2017

Armyworms — caterpillars of a moth species — are creeping across ever wider swaths of southern Africa, munching their way through crops.


Opposition Denounces President And Fights Break Out In South African Parliament

Friday, February 10, 2017

All hell broke loose as South African President Jacob Zuma addressed parliament. Lawmakers denounced him as a corrupt scoundrel and brawled with guards, while outside troops kept the public at bay.


New Ghanaian President's Speech Sounds Familiar

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ghana's new president made quite a stir with his inaugural address. Not only were his comments moving, but parts were lifted from speeches by U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.


Old Boy Band Sings For Peace And Goodwill In 2017

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The group consists of Nigeria's aging former national leaders and current vice president. And they've just released a music video.


In Dire, Daily Life, What Do Zimbabweans Find Funny?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Widespread joblessness, hunger and an economy once again in a tailspin are what Zimbabweans are living with daily. So how do you make people laugh when life seems so dire?


Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Defies International Calls To Step Down

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Jammeh initially conceded electoral defeat and then changed his mind, and now is refusing to give up power. Regional counterparts in the West African bloc are trying to force him out.


Congolese President's Refusal To Step Down Sparks Deadly Protests

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Congolese president is refusing to step down at the imminent end of his term sparking protests in the capital, Kinshasa.


Gambia's President Contests Election Results After Conceding Defeat

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The people voted and the incumbent lost. He conceded, but then a week later, Gambia's president changed his mind. Now he's contesting the results, and regional leaders are suggesting they may use West African military forces to make him step down.


Gambia Poised For Peaceful Transition After 22 Years Under Authoritarian Ruler

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The tiny West African nation of Gambia is poised for an unprecedented handover of power. In a surprise election upset, the opposition candidate bested the 22-year ruler, whose government is known for forced disappearances, torture and other human rights violations.


Young Widow With 5 Kids Turns To Activism To Challenge A President

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

She's a former train driver and labor leader — and now an activist in the campaign to drive Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, from office.


Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe Hints At Retirement

Friday, November 25, 2016

Zimbabwe has had one ruler since the country gained independence 36 years ago. The 92-year-old is now hinting at retirement, but on his terms. In comments this week to veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war veterans, he didn't offer a possible time frame.


Authoritarian Leaders In Africa Celebrate Trump Victory

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Africa's authoritarian leaders have been congratulating Donald Trump and rejoicing in an end to what they see as an Obama administration critical of some African governments' human rights records.


South Africa Withdraws From International Court; Others Follow

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

For years, African leaders have criticized the International Criminal Court in The Hague — arguing that it targets only Africans, while failing to go after other alleged global wrongdoers.


Can Hashtags And Pop-Up Protests Topple A Leader?

Friday, October 21, 2016

It's hashtags vs. Robert Mugabe. Social media is proving a new kind of challenge to Zimbabwe's strong-armed autocrat.


A Woman Named Fortunate Doesn't See Good Fortune Ahead In Zimbabwe

Thursday, October 20, 2016

She sells clothes from the back of her car. But business is dropping. Like many Zimbabweans, she faces a crippled economy, high unemployment and a shortage of cash.


Nigeria Announces The Release Of Some Kidnapped Girls

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A spokesman says 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents two years ago have been released after talks brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.


Months Of Protests Lead To Ethiopia Declaring A State Of Emergency

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The East African country of Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency. Protesters have been demanding greater freedoms and those demonstrations have often turned violent.


The U.S. Dollar Is Zimbabwe's Main Currency, And It's Disappearing Fast

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The southern African nation adopted U.S. currency to combat hyperinflation in 2009. As Zimbabwe faces a renewed crisis, citizens are lining up at banks to withdraw dollars as fast as they can.


Ethiopia Declares State Of Emergency Amid Continuing Protests

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Ethiopia's government has declared a state of emergency following months of anti-government protests by the Oromo people, who say they are marginalized.


Who's The Woman With The Camera Chasing Smiles And Styles In Nigeria?

Sunday, October 02, 2016

She's Fati Abubakar and she takes pictures for her Instagram feed, bitsofborno, showing how life goes on in a region best known for ties to Boko Haram.