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

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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.

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's Main Opposition Leader, Dies At 65

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:50:00 -0500

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has died at 65. He had been suffering from colon cancer. As the arch political rival of then-president Robert Mugabe, Tsvangirai came to symbolize courageous resistance to Mugabe's repressive regime.

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's Longtime Opposition Leader, Dies Of Cancer At 65

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:27:00 -0500

The miner turned politician, who tried repeatedly to unseat longtime ruler Robert Mugabe, came to symbolize courageous resistance to Mugabe's repressive regime — and changed politics in Zimbabwe.

South Africa's Ruling Party Abandons President Jacob Zuma

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:49:00 -0500

South Africa's ruling party has told embattled President Jacob Zuma that he must step down by the end of Wednesday. There are allegations of corruption.

ANC Tells President Jacob Zuma It's Time To Step Down

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:42:00 -0500

President Jacob Zuma has been facing mounting pressure from the African National Congress to leave after nine years in office — which have been overshadowed by widespread accusations of corruption.

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."