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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: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:00:00 -0400

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What It's Like To Come Home After Fleeing From Boko Haram

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:00:00 -0400

The terrorist network seized her town in 2014. Now they're gone and she's back. But life is not the same.

So What Does A Deep-Fried Grasshopper Taste Like?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 05:08:00 -0400

As it turns out, not too bad. That's what our correspondent found in northeastern Nigeria. Maybe the secret is the hot pepper sauce!

Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:28:00 -0400

That's the situation in Senegal. The government has promised to buy new machines. But one cancer specialist says there isn't enough attention given to the disease.

The State Of Boko Haram

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Boko Haram extremists have been pushed back from their territorial gains, but they continue to wage attacks in towns and communities in northeastern Nigeria.

Morning News Brief: Health Care Vote Delayed, New Ransomware Attack Spreads

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:00 -0400

We look at the future of the Senate's health care bill after Republican leaders postponed a vote. Also, a new ransomware attack has spread from Ukraine, and we update the fight against Boko Haram.

In Northeast Nigeria, Displaced Families Celebrate Ramadan's End In Style

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:00 -0400

Security remains an issue in the northeast as Boko Haram's sporadic but targeted attacks continue. But even by those displaced by the fighting managed to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, or "Sallah" in Nigeria.

That Amazing Moment When 82 Chibok Girls And Families Reunited

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:51:00 -0400

On Saturday, jubilant families were reunited with the daughters who'd been held captive by Boko Haram for three years.

Chibok Girls Reunite With Families After Being Held In Captivity By Boko Haram

Sat, 20 May 2017 18:31:00 -0400

Eighty-two school girls who had been held captive for more than three years by Boko Haram had a an emotional reunion with their parents on Saturday in Abuja, Nigeria.

Disgruntled Soldiers In Ivory Coast Mutiny Over Back Pay Issues

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:36:00 -0400

This is the latest eruption of violence by former rebels, now integrated in the army, who helped propel Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara to power in 2011, after disputed elections and a civil war.

Boko Haram Releases 82 Of The Kidnapped Girls

Sun, 07 May 2017 08:16:14 -0400

The office of Nigeria's president says 82 of the girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram three years ago have been released in exchange for detained Boko Haram suspects.

Amid Aid Uncertainty, U.S. Counterterrorism Cooperation Continues In Africa

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:06:00 -0400

Forces from 27 countries took part last month in U.S.-led counterterrorism exercises to fight extremist violence by Boko Haram, the flow of foreign fighters and trafficking in the Lake Chad region.

Senegal's Good Friday Dish Is A Treat For Both Christians And Muslims

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:11:00 -0400

Senegal is a Muslim majority country, with a Christian minority. Christians celebrate Good Friday with a sweet porridge called ngalakh. They share it with their Muslim family and friends, too.

Boko Haram Still Holds Many Girls Kidnapped 3 Years Ago

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Friday is the third anniversary of Boko Haram's kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The Nigerian government says it's doubling efforts for the release of the remaining 200 girls.

Opposition Calls For Democratic Republic Of The Congo's President To Step Down

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:15:00 -0400

Tensions have been building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since December, when the president's term ended but elections weren't held. He's still in office and many are angry about that.

Trump Administration Assesses Global Peacekeeping Priorities

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:07:00 -0400

The U.S. wants to see changes within the United Nations, as well as its peacekeeping operations worldwide — most of which are in Africa. The U.S. is the biggest donor to the budget.