Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
Born August 4, 1958
Occupation Journalist

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton /ɵˈfbiə ˌkwɪstˈɑrktən/ is a radio journalist, correspondent, commentator and broadcaster from Ghana. She works for National Public Radio,[1] reporting on issues and events related to West Africa. She grew up in Ghana, Italy, Britain, and Kenya.


Early life[edit]

Quist-Arcton was born in Oxford, England, on 4 August 1958.[2] She began kindergarten in Ghana and went to high school and university in the United Kingdom.


Quist-Arcton obtained a BA with honors in French Studies (with international relations and Spanish) at the London School of Economics and went on to complete a yearlong course in radio journalism at the Polytechnic of Central London. This course included two internships at the BBC, which she joined in 1985.

Journalism and radio[edit]

Quist-Arcton was appointed the BBC West Africa correspondent in 1990, heading the regional bureau in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and covering 24 countries. She joined National Public Radio in 2004, reporting on Africa, covering all aspects of life and developments on the continent.


  1. ^ "Ofeibea Quist-Arcton : NPR". Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  2. ^ Quist-Arcton, Ofeibea (June 26, 2009). "Africa Mourns The King Of Pop". Retrieved 2015-03-22.