Ofeibea Quist-Arcton http://kgou.org en Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus http://kgou.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 27132 at http://kgou.org How A Person Can Recover From Ebola http://kgou.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 27074 at http://kgou.org How A Person Can Recover From Ebola The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced http://kgou.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 27036 at http://kgou.org The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless http://kgou.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 21:08:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 26853 at http://kgou.org The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic http://kgou.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 25914 at http://kgou.org On Streets In Senegal, Thousands Of Boys Are Forced To Beg http://kgou.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 20:13:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 25596 at http://kgou.org U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It http://kgou.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 25240 at http://kgou.org U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It Nigeria Pressed To Do More For Civilians Caught In Insurgency http://kgou.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 24518 at http://kgou.org Musicians Tell Central African Republic It's Time For Peace http://kgou.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 22445 at http://kgou.org Caretaker President Hopes To Steer The CAR Toward Peace http://kgou.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 21771 at http://kgou.org