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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: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 07:21:30 -0400

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The Lament Of The Boko Haram 'Brides'

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 07:21:30 -0400

They're a forgotten group — abducted as teens, forced to marry a Boko Haram member and often bearing a child — now free from captivity, but not truly free.

How To Succeed In Business After Fleeing For Your Life

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0400

A father of seven had to start over after his family was forced from home by the militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria. He found safety and a new job in a camp for displaced persons.

Hundreds Dead After Sierra Leone Mudslide

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Heavy rains and floods caused a mountainside to collapse in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, this week. Rescue workers have recovered hundreds of bodies.

Morning News Brief: Trump Blames 'Both Sides,' NAFTA, Sierra Leone Mudslide

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:04:00 -0400

President Trump on Tuesday again refused to single out white supremacists for violence in Charlottesville. Also, Robbie Whelan of The Wall Street Journal discusses plans to renegotiate NAFTA.

At Least 20 Dead After Gunmen Attack Restaurant In Burkina Faso

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:33:00 -0400

Gunmen on motorcycles attacked a Turkish restaurant in the West African nation of Burkina Faso popular with westerners. The government says 20 people were killed. An attack last year on a cafe nearby killed 30 people.

The Little Boy Who Escaped From Boko Haram

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:09:00 -0400

The terror network abducted him in northeastern Nigeria. His father was killed trying to rescue him. What would he do next?

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.