Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

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.


A Day At The Beach Is A Way Of Saying 'We're Not Afraid' Of Terrorists

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A mother in Ivory Coast defiantly brings her children to the resort town where al-Qaida terrorists killed 19 people on March 13. A new music video reinforces her stand.


If You Think This Bus Has An Eye On You, You're Right

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The hand-painted "cars rapides" — cheap public transportation minibuses in Senegal's cities — are soon going to zoom into the sunset.


Ivory Coast Struggles To Keep Economy Afloat After Terror Attack

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ivory Coast's business community is shaken after a deadly al-Qaida attack on a beach resort. The West African nation's economy had been on the rebound after a civil war.


Gunmen Target Beach Popular With Tourists In Ivory Coast

Monday, March 14, 2016

Ivory Coast has become the latest target of a terrorist attack in West Africa claimed by Islamist extremists. It was the third such attack in 5 months on hotels popular with foreigners in the region.


Female Suicide Bombers Sent By Boko Haram Blamed For Attack In Nigeria

Friday, February 12, 2016

Female suicide bombers sent by Boko Haram extremists are being blamed for killing nearly 60 people in an attack on a refuge for displaced people in northern Nigeria. The attackers app...


Al-Qaida Militants Target Westerners In West Africa

Sunday, January 24, 2016

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Years After Its Curfew Killed Theater, Ghana Gets A Second Act

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Back in the '80s, Ghanaian theater went dark under military curfew. Now, a dapper businessman-turned-playwright is leading an onstage revival — and doing it with a sense of humor.


World Health Organization Declares Guinea Ebola-Free

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The World Health Organization has declared Guinea free of Ebola. The deadliest Ebola outbreak on record is thought to have originated from Guinea nearly two years ago.


An Ex-Dictator Faces Trial — But Not In The Country He Ruled

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

For the first time, one African country, Senegal, is prosecuting the deposed leader of another African state, Chad. Witnesses say Hissene Habre was responsible for mass killings, torture and rape.


Nigeria Declares Victory Over Boko Haram — But Do Nigerians See It That Way?

Sunday, December 27, 2015

With Nigeria's president saying Boko Haram is "technically defeated," we assess its current strength. The Islamist insurgents have lost ground but still terrorize the nation with suicide bombs.


South African Protesters Call For President Zuma's Resignation

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Near the end of a tough year for South Africa's economy, protesters are hitting the streets, railing against President Jacob Zuma. They want Zuma to resign after he fired the finance minister.


Climate Nerd Loves Science But Admits 'Only God (Is) Sure 100 Percent'

Friday, December 11, 2015

Climate change can affect everything from air and ocean temperatures to weather and disease. In Senegal, one man has made it his mission to connect communities with information that might affect their distant future but also their immediate reality.

Tall and imposing, with a ready smile and a big voice, ...


This Peanut Farmer Turns To A Cellphone — And Prayer — For A Top Crop

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Mariama Keita of Senegal farms the old-school way: hoes, pitchforks, no tractor. But lately she's relying on a not-so-traditional tool.


British Parliament Debates Approving Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The British Parliament debated Wednesday whether to give the government permission to carry out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.