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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, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Likely To Face Impeachment Proceedings

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

President Robert Mugabe has survived a military takeover and an ousting by his own party, but he still refuses to resign. On Tuesday, the party is expected to begin impeach proceedings in parliament.

Zimbabwe Is In A Stalemate After Military Takeover

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500

Zimbabwe is at a watershed moment — a slow-motion process to oust Robert Mugabe, the only ruler the nation has known. But will the 75-year-old war veteran, who is known as the Crocodile and is slated to succeed Mugabe bring change to the impoverished nation?

After The Military Seized Control, What's Next For Zimbabwe?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:51:00 -0500

Regional African envoys are in Zimbabwe to mediate President Robert Mugabe's transition from power. Mugabe is an independence fighter who is the only leader the southern African nation has ever known. He remains under house arrest.

Zimbabwe's Leader Under House Arrest After Military Seized Control Of Country

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:42:00 -0500

Zimbabweans have only ever had one leader — Robert Mugabe. But the southern African nation is now under the control of "military constitutionalism" — and Mugabe's party supports it.

News Brief: Army Takes Control In Zimbabwe, Republicans Respond To Roy Moore

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:11:40 -0500

The army in Zimbabwe has seized control of the country, though they say it's not a coup. Also, Republican lawmakers are looking at options to keep Roy Moore out of the Senate.

Zimbabwe's Army Takes Control Of The Country

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday that is has seized control in what is being described as a "bloodless transition," apparently pushing out longtime strongman Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe's Army Seizes Control, Detains Mugabe And His Wife

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:35:00 -0500

The military says that strongman Robert Mugabe and his family are "safe and sound" and that his ousted vice president has been installed as interim president.

To Save Her Children, She Pretended To Be Crazy

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:00:14 -0400

Zainabu Hamayaji went to extraordinary lengths to protect her 10 children from being abducted by Boko Haram.

Members Of U.S. Army Special Forces Killed In Niger

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:58:00 -0400

Three Green Berets were killed and two more were wounded in an ambush in Niger. The U.S. special forces are in Niger to train local forces in anti-terrorism tactics to battle violent extremists.

Why Is Chad On Trump's Travel Ban List?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Chad's President Idriss Deby is seen as a partner in the battle against terrorism. So many are puzzled by President Trump's addition of Chad to the travel ban list.

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.