Ofeibea Quist-Arcton http://publicradioeast.org en How A Person Can Recover From Ebola http://publicradioeast.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 38701 at http://publicradioeast.org How A Person Can Recover From Ebola The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced http://publicradioeast.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 38644 at http://publicradioeast.org The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless http://publicradioeast.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 38428 at http://publicradioeast.org The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic http://publicradioeast.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 37296 at http://publicradioeast.org On Streets In Senegal, Thousands Of Boys Are Forced To Beg http://publicradioeast.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 20:36:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 36919 at http://publicradioeast.org U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It http://publicradioeast.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 36499 at http://publicradioeast.org U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It Nigeria Pressed To Do More For Civilians Caught In Insurgency http://publicradioeast.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 35697 at http://publicradioeast.org Musicians Tell Central African Republic It's Time For Peace http://publicradioeast.org/post/musicians-tell-central-african-republic-its-time-peace 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 10:08:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 33438 at http://publicradioeast.org Caretaker President Hopes To Steer The CAR Toward Peace http://publicradioeast.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 22:05:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 32680 at http://publicradioeast.org In Conflict-Torn Africa, Senegal Shows A Way To Religious Harmony http://publicradioeast.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 30809 at http://publicradioeast.org South Africa Lays Mandela To Rest Near His Childhood Home http://publicradioeast.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 29936 at http://publicradioeast.org South Africans Reflect On Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation' http://publicradioeast.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. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:03:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 29820 at http://publicradioeast.org South Africans Reflect On Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation' South Africans Say Goodbye To Mandela In Pretoria http://publicradioeast.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 29665 at http://publicradioeast.org Nelson Mandela Lies In State In Pretoria Before Sunday Burial http://publicradioeast.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 29624 at http://publicradioeast.org As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye http://publicradioeast.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 29569 at http://publicradioeast.org As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye South Africans Line The Streets For Mandela Procession http://publicradioeast.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 29571 at http://publicradioeast.org Global Dignitaries Join Thousands Of South Africans To Say Goodbye To Mandela http://publicradioeast.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 29539 at http://publicradioeast.org South Africans Mourn Mandela, Celebrate His Life http://publicradioeast.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 22:25:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 29335 at http://publicradioeast.org Nigeria Steps Up Security In Northeast After Boko Haram Attacks http://publicradioeast.org/post/nigeria-steps-security-northeast-after-boko-haram-attacks Nigerian authorities have increased security patrols around the northeastern city of Maiduguri after Islamist militants attacked military bases there. The unrest comes after Nigerian troops reportedly had pushed the militants, Boko Haram, out of the the city. This comes as the U.S. undersecretary for Africa is in Nigeria to discuss security concerns, and Nigeria's president is attending a security conference in Europe. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:44:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 29102 at http://publicradioeast.org Nigerian City Recovers After Militants Are Driven Out http://publicradioeast.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 28683 at http://publicradioeast.org