Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.