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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: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

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In Africa, Government Leaders, Pan-African Organizations Condemn Trump's Comments

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

President Trump's now disavowed comments regarding immigrants from African countries has provoked anger and incredulity across social media and from African leaders. Many called his comment reprehensible and racist.

Congo's Catholic Cardinal: Crackdown On Protesters Is 'Barbarism'

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:03:00 -0500

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo has accused security forces of opening fire on innocent protesters. The U.N. says several people died in Sunday's demonstrations against the president.

Liberians Elect Soccer Star George Weah As Next President

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:03:00 -0500

In its first peaceful transfer of power from one elected administration to another since 1944, Liberians have elected a new president: international soccer star George Weah.

News Brief: NYC Fire Kills At Least 12, Doug Jones Certified As Winner In Alabama

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:03:00 -0500

A fire in the Bronx in New York City has left at least 12 people dead. Also, Doug Jones has been certified as the winner of Alabama's Senate election and Liberians have elected a new president.

Liberia Waits For Presidential Election Results

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:33:00 -0500

Liberia's electoral commission will have preliminary results on a presidential runoff that will mark the West African country's first democratic transfer of power since 1944. In the race, the nation's vice president is pitted against a national soccer star.

In Presidential Runoff, Liberians Choose Between Soccer Star, Vice President

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 04:58:00 -0500

Voters went to the polls to decide the next president. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the first female head of state elected in Africa, is stepping down after 2 terms.

How A Priest Convinced Robert Mugabe To Step Down

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:05:25 -0500

Zimbabwe's recent transition of power was unusual. The military seized power, but didn't remove President Robert Mugabe. Instead, a Jesuit priest helped persuade the longtime leader to resign.

Many South Africans Are Disenchanted With Governing Of African National Congress

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:26:00 -0500

South African President Jacob Zuma is plagued by allegations of corruption, which have tainted the image of his governing of the African National Congress. The party is deeply split ahead of its leadership conference this weekend, where a new leader will be chosen.

Europe Complicit In Libyan Migrant Abuses, Human Rights Group Says

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

Amnesty International says European governments are complicit in the abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants it says are detained in bad conditions by Libya's immigration authorities.

'Fight For Rights Will Continue' In Zimbabwe, #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Vows

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:41:00 -0500

Robert Mugabe is gone as Zimbabwe's leader, but Evan Mawarire warns that abuses have yet to end. "The citizens of our nation are not enemies to our government," he says. "They should be listened to."

Zimbabwe's New President

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:57:14 -0500

Just two days after the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the people of Zimbabwe wait to see what sort of government the new leader will form.

Emmerson Mnangagwa Sworn In As Zimbabwe's New Leader

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:32:00 -0500

After 37 years of governance under President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe has a new leader. Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in today amid celebration and hopes that he can repair the country's depressed economy.

Zimbabwe Swears In A New President

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:30:00 -0500

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the president of Zimbabwe, days after the country's longtime leader Robert Mugabe resigned.

News Brief: Navy Aircraft Crash, Flynn May Be Cooperating With Russia Investigation

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:08:00 -0500

NBC's Geoff Bennett talks about the latest on the Russia investigation, including signs Michael Flynn may be cooperating. Also, the latest on the Navy aircraft crash in the Philippine Sea.

Who Is Zimbabwe's New Leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0500

After Robert Mugabe resigned, Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to his country Thursday and asked "all genuine patriotic Zimbabweans to come together."