Ofeibea Quist-Arcton http://ktep.org en Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety http://ktep.org/post/rescuers-deliver-most-not-all-nigerian-schoolgirls-safety Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In Nigeria, all but eight girls kidnapped from a boarding school earlier this week have been rescued, according to the Nigerian military. As many as 100 girls have been missing after heavily-armed militants from the Islamist group known as Boko Haram raided their dorm. Boko Haram, whose name in the local Hausa language translates roughly as Western education is sinful, has been waging a campaign of violence in northern Nigeria. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 38805 at http://ktep.org Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus http://ktep.org/post/guineans-scramble-defend-themselves-against-deadly-virus A recent outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has the country on edge. Guineans have never experienced the deadly virus, and are learning quickly how to protect themselves. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:56:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 38545 at http://ktep.org How A Person Can Recover From Ebola http://ktep.org/post/how-patient-can-recover-ebola At least eight Ebola patients in Guinea have beaten the odds. They have recovered and been sent home. In past outbreaks, the death rate has been as high as 90 percent. In Guinea so far, about 60 percent of the 157 suspected cases have ended in death.<p>The first seven to 10 days after infection is the "peak of the illness," when people are most likely to die, says Barbara Knust, an epidemiologist at the <a href="https://www.pasteur.fr/en">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a> in Atlanta. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:59:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 38486 at http://ktep.org How A Person Can Recover From Ebola The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced http://ktep.org/post/ebola-survivors-reborn-not-always-embraced They call them the "Lazarus" cases, after the Biblical character who died but was revived by Jesus. They are survivors of the latest outbreak of Ebola.<p>Ebola often grabs global headlines as the killer virus that can result in a death rate of up to 90 percent. But in Guinea, the death rate in the current outbreak has been about 60 percent. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:51:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 38448 at http://ktep.org The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless http://ktep.org/post/ebola-outbreak-three-weeks-dire-not-hopeless Guinea is on high alert. At the international airport, travelers' temperatures are monitored for signs of infection. In the capital city of Conakry, people rarely shake hands and are advised to regularly wash their hands with bleach-diluted water.<p>This is what life is like nearly three weeks after an outbreak of the deadly <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/">Ebola virus</a>.<p>The <a href="http://www.who.int/features/2014/ebola-healthcare-guinea/en/">World Health Organization</a> has confirmed 157 cases in Guinea, with 101 deaths. Neighboring Liberia has 21 reported cases and 10 deaths. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 38276 at http://ktep.org The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic http://ktep.org/post/facing-ebola-outbreak-officials-must-contain-both-virus-and-panic Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Dozens of deaths are reported in Guinea in West Africa, the results of the Ebola virus. Health officials and aid agencies are working to contain both the disease and panic about the outbreak. We'll explore the origins of the deadly virus in a moment. First, NPR Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton on the outbreak.<p>OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, BYLINE: The epicenter of the human Ebola outbreak was first detected in Guinea's forested southeastern region. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 37364 at http://ktep.org On Streets In Senegal, Thousands Of Boys Are Forced To Beg http://ktep.org/post/streets-senegal-thousands-boys-are-forced-beg Human Rights Watch is urging Senegal to implement a law criminalizing forced begging. Many families are misled into entrusting their children to people acting as Islamic teachers, who then exploit thousands of young boys. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 37069 at http://ktep.org U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It http://ktep.org/post/us-ambassador-speaks-pidgin-english-nigerians-love-it <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DMGp-tISxs</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 36712 at http://ktep.org U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It Nigeria Pressed To Do More For Civilians Caught In Insurgency http://ktep.org/post/nigeria-pressed-do-more-civilians-caught-conflcits Militants seeking to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria have killed 150 people in attacks in the last 4 days. The Boko Haram sect launched its uprising in 2009 but has ramped up its violence. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:02:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 36010 at http://ktep.org Musicians Tell Central African Republic It's Time For Peace http://ktep.org/post/finding-peace-central-african-republic-through-song Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Central African Republic has a new interim president, and she is pledging to reunite her divided nation. It won't be easy to end months of interreligious violence and anarchy. The Senegalese singing superstar Youssou N'Dour hopes things work out. He's teamed up with an artist from CAR to record a song for peace. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports.<p>YOUSSOU N'DOUR AND IDYLLE MAMBA: (Singing in foreign language)<p>OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, BYLINE: Senegal's Youssou N'Dour is Muslim. Idylle Mamba is Christian. She comes from Central Africa Republic's capital, Bangui. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 34029 at http://ktep.org Caretaker President Hopes To Steer The CAR Toward Peace http://ktep.org/post/caretaker-president-hopes-steer-car-toward-peace Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. Central African Republic's new caretaker president was sworn in today. She is the first woman to hold the post and assumes control at a low point for this chronically unstable country. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:43:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 33365 at http://ktep.org In Conflict-Torn Africa, Senegal Shows A Way To Religious Harmony http://ktep.org/post/conflict-torn-africa-senegal-shows-way-religious-harmony Inter-religious tensions have been in the headlines in parts of Africa lately. Christian-Muslim clashes have left many dead in places like Nigeria and Central African Republic. But there are also examples of peaceful inter-religious co-existence in Africa, such as Senegal. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 14:01:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 31732 at http://ktep.org South Africa Lays Mandela To Rest Near His Childhood Home http://ktep.org/post/south-africa-lays-mandela-rest-near-his-childhood-home It's National Reconciliation Day in South Africa — an annual public holiday. The country is marking it for the first time without Nelson Mandela. On Sunday, South Africa bid a final, emotional goodbye to Mandela. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:08:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 30979 at http://ktep.org South Africans Reflect On Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation' http://ktep.org/post/south-africans-reflect-mandelas-rainbow-nation At the 1964 trial that convicted Nelson Mandela and his co-accused, and sent them to prison for life, he made a statement to the packed courthouse, which he repeated on his release in 1990, after 27 years in detention.<p>"I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities," he said. "It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realized. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:05:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 30870 at http://ktep.org South Africans Reflect On Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation' South Africans Say Goodbye To Mandela In Pretoria http://ktep.org/post/south-africans-say-goodbye-mandela-pretoria Nelson Mandela is lying in state for a second day in South Africa's capital, Pretoria. It's a chance for one last glimpse of the country's most beloved leader. The remote location of Sunday's burial — far away in Mandela's home province — means that for most, filing past his casket is their final farewell. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:42:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 30737 at http://ktep.org Nelson Mandela Lies In State In Pretoria Before Sunday Burial http://ktep.org/post/nelson-mandela-lies-state-pretoria-sunday-burial Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Yesterday, the world's leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela. Now, the people have their turn. Mandela is lying in state in Pretoria to allow South Africans to bid him a personal farewell. Thousands of mourners filed past the half-open casket. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports the clouds and showers at yesterday's memorial have lifted.<p>OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, BYLINE: Today, the summer sunshine returned as the funeral cortege carrying the casket of Mr. Mandela drove through the streets of Pretoria early this morning. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:46:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 30699 at http://ktep.org As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye http://ktep.org/post/mandela-lies-state-south-africa-says-goodbye Amid a solemn atmosphere, the body of <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/196309760/nelson-mandela" target="_blank">Nelson Mandela</a> lay in state Wednesday at an amphitheater in South Africa's capital of Pretoria, the exact spot where he was sworn in as the country's first black president in 1994, reconciling a land that had been torn by racial divisions for centuries.<p>Mandela's coffin, draped in a South African flag, was transported by a hearse from a military hospital through the streets of Pretoria and then to the hilltop Union Buildings, the seat of South Africa's presidency.<p>South Af Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 30655 at http://ktep.org As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye South Africans Line The Streets For Mandela Procession http://ktep.org/post/south-africans-line-streets-mandela-procession Renee Montagne talks with Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about South Africa's 10-day goodbye to Nelson Mandela. His body will lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the scene of his presidential inauguration in 1994. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:56:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 30658 at http://ktep.org Global Dignitaries Join Thousands Of South Africans To Say Goodbye To Mandela http://ktep.org/post/global-dignitaries-join-thousands-south-africans-say-goodbye-mandela Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. Song and dance were center stage today at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Persistent rain did little to dampen the spirits as tens of thousands of people paid homage to South Africa's former leader. Mandela died last Thursday at age 95. Among those present at today's service were four American presidents: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:29:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 30630 at http://ktep.org Obama Calls For Self-Reflection On Mandela's 'Heroic Life' http://ktep.org/post/obama-calls-self-reflection-mandelas-heroic-life Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. At a soccer stadium in South Africa before a crowd notable for its dancing and for the umbrellas it is holding up against the rain, President Obama is speaking in a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. He said just a moment ago: The world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:47:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 30571 at http://ktep.org Mandela Memorial Service Underway In South Africa http://ktep.org/post/mandela-memorial-service-underway-south-africa Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>We're also following the news today from South Africa, where tens of thousands of people - including some 100 world leaders - are at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. It's underway now at a giant soccer stadium, and NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is there. And, Ofeibea, what's happening?<p>OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, BYLINE: My goodness, Steve. Listen to the music. There's been joyful music. There's been mournful music. There's been soulful music. South Africans have come here in their numbers. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:29:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 30577 at http://ktep.org South Africans Mourn Mandela, Celebrate His Life http://ktep.org/post/south-africans-mourn-mandela-celebrate-his-life South Africa's official period of mourning for former President Nelson Mandela will culminate in his funeral a week from Sunday. Mandela's death left South Africans with "a sense of profound and enduring loss," says the nation"s president, Jacob Zuma. His compatriots, as well as foreign visitors, are flocking in homage to the Mandela homes in Soweto and Johannesburg. Sat, 07 Dec 2013 22:33:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 30442 at http://ktep.org Nigerian City Recovers After Militants Are Driven Out http://ktep.org/post/militants-forced-out-maidguri-nigerias-countryside The northeastern city Maiduguri is the birthplace of the Islamist militant movement Boko Haram. Until earlier this year, when President Goodluck Jonathan imposed a state of emergency in three northeastern states, the extremists regularly hit targets there. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:45:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 29872 at http://ktep.org In Nigeria's Bloody Fight, Who's Gaining The Upper Hand? http://ktep.org/post/nigerias-bloody-fight-whos-gaining-upper-hand For four years, the Islamist militants of Boko Haram have been waging a deadly campaign in northern and central Nigeria, killing thousands of people. In response, the Nigerian military is cracking down on the group, and the United States last week designated Boko Haram a terrorist organization.<p>I recently traveled to the northeastern city of Maiduguri, where the insurgency began in 2009 with the goal of imposing Islamic law on Africa's most populous nation. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:32:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 29378 at http://ktep.org In Nigeria's Bloody Fight, Who's Gaining The Upper Hand? Nigerian Civilians Caught In Crackdown On Islamists http://ktep.org/post/nigerian-civilians-caught-crackdown-islamists Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>In Nigeria an Islamist insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, most of them civilians. The Nigerian president imposed a security crackdown last spring in a bid to end the uprising. Now Amnesty International is out with a report warning that more than 950 people have died in military detention in Nigeria in just the first half of this year. And the attacks continue. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:03:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 27282 at http://ktep.org Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I. http://ktep.org/post/hardcore-heart-joburg-thrillers-star-spunky-pi South Africa's commercial capital, Johannesburg, is a mixture of the old Wild West and a complex, modern African hub — at least, that's how crime novelist Jassy Mackenzie describes it. Mackenzie was born across the border, in Zimbabwe, but she moved to Johannesburg — Joburg for short — as a child, and she's a passionate champion of the city.<p>"I love the energy of Johannesburg," Mackenzie says. "People are open. People communicate. People are friendly in a brash, big-city way, which I love. ... Mon, 02 Sep 2013 07:26:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 24212 at http://ktep.org Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I. Opposition Claims Zimbabwe Elections Were Manipulated http://ktep.org/post/opposition-claims-zimbabwe-elections-were-manipulated Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>The people of Zimbabwe cast ballots today for their next president. It's a two-horse race. Longtime president Robert Mugabe is once again being challenged by opposition leader and prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:52:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 22104 at http://ktep.org Holding Zimbabwe's Leaders Accountable Through Poetry http://ktep.org/post/holding-zimbabwes-leaders-accountable-through-poetry As Zimbabwe prepares for hotly contested elections later this month, there's pressure on politicians to avoid violence and follow through on promises. One group making sure the country's leaders do what they promised is the group Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:42:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 21154 at http://ktep.org Zimbabwe Braces For Upcoming Elections http://ktep.org/post/zimbabwe-braces-upcoming-elections After years of food shortages and drought, in a country that was once the breadbasket of southern Africa, Zimbabwe's crippled economy is recovering — after adopting the U.S. dollar as its currency. But memories of the violent elections in 2008 are fueling fears about security. The disputed vote ended in a power-sharing deal between President Robert Mugabe and his main opposition rival. The Zimbabwean leader has now proclaimed July 31 as election day. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 20:43:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 20283 at http://ktep.org World Watches As Nelson Mandela Remains Hospitalized http://ktep.org/post/world-watches-nelson-mandela-remains-hospitalized Nelson Mandela, the former South African president revered around the world, remains in a Pretoria hospital. His condition has improved slightly — though still critical, he is now "stable." His family is near, some of them angered by the army of reporters who have gathered near the hospital. President Obama, on a three country tour of Africa, arrives in South Africa on Friday. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:59:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 19806 at http://ktep.org