Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

They're Caught In A Crisis That Isn't Hitting The Headlines

Monday, August 29, 2016

The number of malnourished people in northeastern Nigeria could be as hlgh as half a million. Boko Haram shoulders much of the blame.


And The No. 1 Scrabble Nation In The World Is ...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Wellington Jighere of Nigeria was crowned world champ last year. He's one of many Nigerians who excel at the game. What's their secret?


Boko Haram Video Is Said To Show Some Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

Monday, August 15, 2016

In Boko Haram's reported video, the camera pans across about 50 veiled females. They appear to be some of the missing Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped en masse by the extremist group two years ago.


Tens Of Thousands Displaced By Boko Haram In Nigeria

Friday, August 12, 2016

Children are among the hardest hit by seven years of Boko Haram's violent insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. Doctors Without Borders warns acutely malnourished children risk starvation and even death. Tens of thousands of people are seeking shelter, food and medical aid, uprooted from their homes by the militants the Nigerian military claims they have defeated.


ISIS Fires West Africa Affairs Manager But He Refuses To Leave

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Islamic State apparently is having some management troubles. ISIS has announced a new leader for its West African affiliate Boko Haram. But the man being replaced isn't going quietly.


Nigerian, Interpol Agents Collaborate In Arrest Of Top Cyber Scammer

Monday, August 01, 2016

Nigerian and international agents have arrested the alleged kingpin of a ubiquitous email scam that netted tens of millions of dollars.


After Boko Haram Ambush, U.N. Suspends Aid Missions To Northeastern Nigeria

Friday, July 29, 2016

The United Nations suspended food and relief aid to dangerous and hard-to-access areas in northeastern Nigeria, amid a catastrophic humanitarian crisis affecting half a million people.


Deadly Clashes In South Sudan Threaten Young Country's Future

Monday, July 11, 2016

Forces for South Sudan's president and vice president have resumed heavy fighting, again placing the young country's future in peril.


One Mother's Perspective On What It's Like To Be A Refugee

Monday, June 20, 2016

She's one of a record 65 million refugees in the world today. Home is now a makeshift camp in Niger, buffeted by Sahara desert sands and winds.


In Senegal, They're Dreaming Of Europe

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Many African men hope for a brighter future across the Mediterranean — and risk their lives to make the crossing. Senegal is trying to make sure they don't go.


A Moth Nicknamed 'Tomato Ebola' Ravages Nigeria's Tomatoes

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The president has declared a tomato state of emergency in the northern sector.


Why Niger Is Having A Horrible Year

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Boko Haram attacks have created a potential humanitarian disaster. Thousands of citizens have fled their homes. Refugees from Nigeria are pouring in. And there isn't enough food to feed them all.


Nigerian President Offers Support After First Of 219 Missing Schoolgirls Rescued

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The freed "Chibok Girl" met with Nigeria's president two days after being "rescued" from Boko Haram. She's one of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by extremists who have ravaged the region.


One Of 219 Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls Reportedly Found Alive

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Nigerian authorities say one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago has been found.


Senegal's Biggest Art Biennial Returns With Contemporary Exhibits

Sunday, May 08, 2016

African artists are convening in Dakar, Senegal for the Dak'Art biennale. The month-long event showcases the latest developments in visual arts.


Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The young people say 'Beugue tekki.' I want to become someone. That's a key reason that hundreds of men from Senegal head for Europe despite the risks.


She Told Her Husband She Didn't Want Him To Leave For Europe

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

But he wouldn't listen. Disaster struck. And now she's one of a growing number of migrant widows in Africa.


Photos: Why Everyone In Mali Wanted To Pose For The Late, Great Sidibe

Monday, April 18, 2016

His death marks the end of a remarkable era in African and world photography.


Boko Haram Increasingly Uses Kidnapped Girls As Suicide Bombers

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

In the two years since Nigerian extremists kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls, thousands of other children have been taken hostage by Boko Haram. Efforts to subdue the group have failed.


It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Senegalese Swing

Sunday, March 27, 2016

As a teenager in Senegal, Amadou Koly Niang fell in love with jazz. Over 40 years later, he's started a jazz festival to bring the music to his countrymen — with a Senegalese twist, of course.