Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Amid Aid Uncertainty, U.S. Counterterrorism Cooperation Continues In Africa

Monday, April 17, 2017

Forces from 27 countries took part last month in U.S.-led counterterrorism exercises to fight extremist violence by Boko Haram, the flow of foreign fighters and trafficking in the Lake Chad region.


Senegal's Good Friday Dish Is A Treat For Both Christians And Muslims

Friday, April 14, 2017

Senegal is a Muslim majority country, with a Christian minority. Christians celebrate Good Friday with a sweet porridge called ngalakh. They share it with their Muslim family and friends, too.


Boko Haram Still Holds Many Girls Kidnapped 3 Years Ago

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday is the third anniversary of Boko Haram's kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The Nigerian government says it's doubling efforts for the release of the remaining 200 girls.


Opposition Calls For Democratic Republic Of The Congo's President To Step Down

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tensions have been building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since December, when the president's term ended but elections weren't held. He's still in office and many are angry about that.


Trump Administration Assesses Global Peacekeeping Priorities

Monday, April 10, 2017

The U.S. wants to see changes within the United Nations, as well as its peacekeeping operations worldwide — most of which are in Africa. The U.S. is the biggest donor to the budget.


U.S. Military Works With African Special Forces To Fight Boko Haram

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cross-border counterterrorism investigations and crisis response are priorities for regional forces battling Boko Haram insurgents. U.S. military are working with African special forces to enhance technique.


Exercises With U.S. Military Help Chadian Forces Fight Extremism

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The U.S. military is wrapping up training with African armies battling ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram. In one exercise, troops from Chad secured a vital waterway and attacked a Boko Haram safe haven.


Nigerian President's Long Absence Comes Amid Major Economic Crisis

Friday, February 24, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari left for London Jan. 19. His government insists he's "hale and hearty," but speculation is rife that he may be suffering from prostate cancer, memory loss or other ailments.


Muslim Leader In Nigeria Links Polygamy To Poverty And Terrorism

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Emir Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II says he's working with Islamic scholars to draft a law discouraging men from marrying multiple wives if they cannot afford to educate large families.


Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down

Monday, February 20, 2017

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, turns 93 Tuesday. He has no intention of retiring and his wife has said even if he dies before next year's election, he should run "as a corpse."


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.