Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is facing its most intense unrest in years. We examine what's fueling the anger, and the rising opposition against President Robert Mugabe.
Friday, September 02, 2016
A contested election in the African nation of Gabon that saw the incumbent re-elected, turned violent after the opposition alleged fraud. Government forces met opposition protests with force.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Jollof rice is a celebration dish in West Africa. Each country in the region has its own take — and the rivalry over which version reigns supreme is constant fodder for a delicious war of words.