Ofeibea Quist-Arcton http://delmarvapublicradio.net en With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/confirmed-cases-congo-ebola-now-4-west-african-nations <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=With+Confirmed+Cases+In+Congo%2C+Ebola+Now+In+4+West+African+Nations&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NjQ1MDk3MDEzMjMxOTI5Mzc4NjVjNA004)"/></div><p> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:01:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 60052 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net West African Doctors Plead For Access To Experimental Ebola Serum http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/west-african-doctors-plead-access-experimental-ebola-serum <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=West+African+Doctors+Plead+For+Access+To+Experimental+Ebola+Serum&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola since the outbreak began earlier this year. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 59460 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Graphic Warnings: Ebola Posters Keep The Virus On People's Minds http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/graphic-warnings-ebola-posters-keep-virus-peoples-minds The campaign is called "Kick Back Ebola." But the posters pack a punch.<p>Sierra Leone has <a href="http://who.int/csr/don/2014_08_08_ebola/en/">reported</a> over 700 suspected Ebola cases, more than any other country this year. To help stop the outbreak, health workers have put up Ebola awareness signs all over Sierra Leone's seaside capital of Freetown.<p>Posters are pasted on hospital walls and outside clinics. Banners flutter along main streets. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:59:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 59329 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Graphic Warnings: Ebola Posters Keep The Virus On People's Minds Doctor Remembered For Dedication To Fighting Deadly Ebola http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/doctor-remembered-dedication-fighting-deadly-ebola Doctors and health workers in West Africa are especially vulnerable as they continue to battle to control the spread of Ebola, and dozens of them are dying.<p>The low for Sierra Leone came with the death of the country's campaigning "Ebola doctor," Dr. Sheik Humar Khan. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:41:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 59271 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Doctor Remembered For Dedication To Fighting Deadly Ebola Sierra Leone Blockades 2 Districts In Attempt To Contain Ebola http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/sierra-leone-blockades-2-districts-attempt-contain-ebola <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Sierra+Leone+Blockades+2+Districts+In+Attempt+To+Contain+Ebola&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer. In West Africa, the number of deaths from Ebola has climbed to nearly 1,000, with almost 2,000 people infected with the virus across four countries. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:47:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 59255 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Liberia And Sierra Leone Seal Off Ebola Epicenters With Troops http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/liberia-and-sierra-leone-seal-ebola-epicenters-troops <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Liberia+And+Sierra+Leone+Seal+Off+Ebola+Epicenters+With+Troops&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDYxNjY4MDEzMTQ2OTkxMzkyOWU2NQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In the fight against Ebola, both Sierra Leone and Liberia are deploying troops to control the spread of the disease. Soldiers have set up checkpoints and they've blockaded the areas hardest hit by the outbreak. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:56:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 59135 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net What You Need To Know About Sierra Leone And Ebola http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/what-you-need-know-about-sierra-leone-and-ebola <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=What+You+Need+To+Know+About+Sierra+Leone+And+Ebola&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4ODE5NjkxMDEzMjYxMzE1OTJjMjViOA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:18:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 58931 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Missing Air Algerie Flight Appears To Have Crashed In Mali http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/missing-air-algerie-flight-appears-have-crashed-mali <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Missing+Air+Algerie+Flight+Appears+To+Have+Crashed+In+Mali&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzU1MzUzMDEzMTkyMzAwMzY5MjY1Mw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 58343 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Young Pakistani Activist Urges Nigeria To Do More For Kidnapped Girls http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/young-pakistani-activist-urges-nigeria-do-more-kidnapped-girls Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>When more than 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamist extremists in Nigeria, the president of Nigeria was accused of a slow response. That was three months ago. Now trust between the families of the girls and their government is all but gone. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports.<p>OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, BYLINE: The latest international personality to call for the release of the Nigerian girls is Malala Yousafzai. The 17-year-old Pakistani activist survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girl's education. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 57841 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net U.S. Customs Seize Giant African Snails Bound For Dinner Plates http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/us-customs-seize-giant-african-snails-bound-dinner-plates Oh no! Snails are getting a bad name in the U.S.<p>I'm not talking about the delicate garlic-and-butter <em>escargots</em> that the French favor and savor.<p>It's giant African land snails, also known as <em>Archachatina marginata,</em> banana rasp snails or a number of other names they go by.<p>I hadn't realized the snails could be such a pest. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:18:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 57807 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net U.S. Customs Seize Giant African Snails Bound For Dinner Plates Extremist Group Claims Credit For Mass Kidnapping In Nigeria http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/extremist-group-claims-credit-mass-kidnapping-nigeria Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram claimed credit for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls. The girls remain missing, and parents are pressing the government to find and bring them home. The president's wife has ordered the arrest of the parent who is leading the protests demanding government action. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 05 May 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 53719 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net With Few Answers On Missing Teens, Frustration Simmers In Nigeria http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/few-answers-missing-teens-frustration-simmers-nigeria Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In Nigeria, a large number of schoolgirls, possibly a couple hundred, are still missing after they were abducted by suspected Islamist insurgents more than two weeks ago. It was thought that the teens had been trucked to a notorious militant hideout in northeastern Nigeria. Latest reports say they may have been spirited across Nigeria's borders to neighboring countries. The dearth of information from authorities is causing outrage and is putting pressure on the Nigerian government.<p>NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton joins us now. Thu, 01 May 2014 20:04:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 53516 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net 'Have Mercy On Our Little Ones': Kidnapping Agonizes Nigerians http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/have-mercy-our-little-ones-kidnapping-agonizes-nigerians There is a grim mood of outrage in Nigeria. In the faraway, northeastern town of Chibok, more than 200 girls were kidnapped from their boarding school dorms in the dead of night nearly two weeks ago.<p>Chibok is a mixed Christian and Muslim community in predominately Muslim northern Nigeria. The attackers are suspected Islamist extremists. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:21:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 53274 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net 'Have Mercy On Our Little Ones': Kidnapping Agonizes Nigerians Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 23:02:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 52677 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 52456 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net How A Person Can Recover From Ebola http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 52415 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net How A Person Can Recover From Ebola The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 52378 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 21:46:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 52232 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 51422 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net On Streets In Senegal, Thousands Of Boys Are Forced To Beg http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 20:47:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 51158 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Central African Republic President Resigns http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/central-african-republic-president-resigns Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>We have a development, this morning, in one of the tragic conflicts we've been following in Africa. The president of Central African Republic resigned this morning. Local and international pressure had been building against President Michel Djotodia. He took power in a military coup last spring, plunging the country into a multi-sided civil war. Some of the fighting has just been bands of soldiers pillaging and killing civilians. Much of it, though, has also broken down into Muslim verses Christian violence. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 47480 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Conflict-Torn Africa, Senegal Shows A Way To Religious Harmony http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 46855 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net South Africans Reflect On Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:21:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 46222 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net South Africans Reflect On Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation' As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 12:22:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 46059 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye South Africans Mourn Mandela, Celebrate His Life http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 45903 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Nigeria's Bloody Fight, Who's Gaining The Upper Hand? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 08:16:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 44987 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Nigeria's Bloody Fight, Who's Gaining The Upper Hand? Nigerian Civilians Caught In Crackdown On Islamists http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 43128 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I. http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 40424 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I. Opposition Claims Zimbabwe Elections Were Manipulated http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 38656 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Zimbabweans Hope For Fair And Peaceful Presidential Election http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/election-zimbabwe-will-end-power-sharing-deal Zimbabweans vote for a new president Wednesday, after a violent and disputed election in 2008 and five anxious and turbulent years since.<p>The much anticipated vote ends a power-sharing deal between veteran leader Robert Mugabe and his main political rival, who is the leading challenger in the presidential race.<p>Campaigning was enthusiastic and good-natured ahead of the vote, a marked contrast to what rights campaigners said was state-sponsored violence after the first round of voting five years ago. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:26:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 38588 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Zimbabweans Hope For Fair And Peaceful Presidential Election