Ofeibea Quist-Arcton http://northernpublicradio.org en Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra' http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ghanaian-mystery-writer-says-its-easy-get-murdered-accra White egrets swoop down on the Agbogbloshie Canal and stoop to pick at mounds of filth and trash in search of food. The clogged and stinky waterway dominates Agbogbloshie, the main shantytown in Accra, Ghana's capital city. You wonder how the birds manage to maintain white feathers as they wade in the putrid, muddy water.<p>The stench of that water puts off Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, the protagonist of writer Kwei Quartey's murder mysteries set in Ghana. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:16:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 53054 at http://northernpublicradio.org Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra' With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations http://northernpublicradio.org/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 52726 at http://northernpublicradio.org West African Doctors Plead For Access To Experimental Ebola Serum http://northernpublicradio.org/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 52195 at http://northernpublicradio.org Graphic Warnings: Ebola Posters Keep The Virus On People's Minds http://northernpublicradio.org/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 52078 at http://northernpublicradio.org Graphic Warnings: Ebola Posters Keep The Virus On People's Minds Doctor Remembered For Dedication To Fighting Deadly Ebola http://northernpublicradio.org/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 52028 at http://northernpublicradio.org Doctor Remembered For Dedication To Fighting Deadly Ebola Sierra Leone Blockades 2 Districts In Attempt To Contain Ebola http://northernpublicradio.org/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 52010 at http://northernpublicradio.org Liberia And Sierra Leone Seal Off Ebola Epicenters With Troops http://northernpublicradio.org/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 51899 at http://northernpublicradio.org What You Need To Know About Sierra Leone And Ebola http://northernpublicradio.org/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 51717 at http://northernpublicradio.org Missing Air Algerie Flight Appears To Have Crashed In Mali http://northernpublicradio.org/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 51190 at http://northernpublicradio.org Young Pakistani Activist Urges Nigeria To Do More For Kidnapped Girls http://northernpublicradio.org/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 10:44:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 50711 at http://northernpublicradio.org