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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton : NPR

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is journalist and broadcaster from Ghana, who reports for NPR News on issues and developments related to West Africa.

Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

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Intense Unrest Follows Protests Against Zimbabwe's Longtime President

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

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.

Gabon Rocked By Deadly Protests After Opposition Alleges Election Fraud

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400

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.

Jollof Rice: West Africans Dish It Up With A Hefty Serving Of Smack Talk

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:57:00 -0400

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.

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

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:56:00 -0400

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 ...

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:39:00 -0400

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

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:01:00 -0400

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

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:31:00 -0400

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

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:03:00 -0400

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

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:27:00 -0400

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

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:59:00 -0400

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

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:29:00 -0400

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

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:14:00 -0400

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

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:32:00 -0400

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

Thu, 26 May 2016 12:51:00 -0400

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

Why Niger Is Having A Horrible Year

Tue, 24 May 2016 05:05:00 -0400

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.