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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: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:13:42 -0400

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In South Africa, Crowds Gather To Honor Winnie Mandela

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:13:42 -0400

Thousands of South Africans gathered today to pay their last respects to anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela Mandela, known by many as the mother of the nation. She died April 2 at the age of 81.



Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Didn't Die, 'She Multiplied'

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:12:00 -0400

South African women are mourning the loss of Madikizela-Mandela and challenging her controversial legacy. The anti-apartheid stalwart, who died April 2 at the age of 81, was laid to rest Saturday.



Why Winnie Madikizela Mandela's Legacy Is Being Debated After Her Death

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:44:00 -0400

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist in her own right, in addition to being married to icon and South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela. But she also was accused of endorsing violence and fueling a "reign of terror" in the Soweto township. How will she be remembered?



Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies At 81

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Anti-apartheid activist and wife of the late Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died Monday at 81. She was renowned for revving up crowds with her fierce speeches denouncing the apartheid system.



Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies At Age 81

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:51:00 -0400

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of late South African President Nelson Mandela, has died.



Nigerian President Tells 100-Plus Girls Freed By Boko Haram To Follow Their Dreams

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 07:15:04 -0400

Days after their release, Muhammadu Buhari told the girls seized in the Feb. 19 mass abduction by an ISIS-affiliated faction of Boko Haram to embrace the future and pursue their dreams, without fear.



One Month After Abduction, Boko Haram Brings Home More Than 100 Dapchi Girls

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:21:00 -0400

Just one student who reportedly refused to convert to Islam from Christianity remains in captivity. 110 girls were snatched from their school in northeastern Nigeria on Feb. 19.



Insurgents In Nigeria Release Most Of Schoolgirls Abducted Last Month

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:00 -0400

In a surprising move, extremists returned most of the girls. Their return came with a warning: no more school. About five girls reportedly died in the kidnapping and at least one girl remains captive.



Parents In Nigeria Asking How Boko Haram Succeeded Again In Kidnapping Schoolgirls

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:25:00 -0400

In Nigeria, distraught families want to talk to the nation's president to press him to help find the 110 girls abducted from their school in the northeast three weeks ago.



In Dapchi, Mourning After Mass Kidnapping Of Schoolgirls

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:46:00 -0400

Last month, 110 school girls were allegedly abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. The attack mirrors the high-profile mass kidnapping of girls from Chibok, Nigeria, in 2014.



In Nigeria, Distraught Parents Demand Answers After Boko Haram Kidnaps 110 Girls

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:01:00 -0500

Boko Haram insurgents seized the girls from school last month. The kidnapping mirrors the mass abduction of Chibok schoolgirls in 2014. "I want to die, because I'm missing my daughter," a mother says.



Nigerians Want Answers After Another Mass Kidnapping

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 05:05:00 -0500

The northeastern Nigerian community of Dapchi is devastated. It's been nearly three weeks since insurgents seized 110 girls from a boarding school there.



110 Schoolgirls Kidnapped In Nigeria

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 08:09:33 -0500

The Nigerian government is under mounting pressure to find 110 school girls who were kidnapped more than a week ago in northeast Nigeria, likely by Boko Haram.



Congolese Police Fire On Demonstrators Protesting Against Kabila

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

Police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo fired live ammunition at protesters demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down. Police arrested dozens of protesters and two people were killed.



Around 100 Girls Are Missing In Nigeria After Boko Haram Attacks School

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Boko Haram insurgents attacked a girls school in northeastern Nigeria, and initial reports suggested scores of children might be missing. Authorities say militants also took off with foodstuffs. Boko Haram fighters have seized thousands of captives over the years, most famously the Chibok girls.