Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Tiananmen remembrances continue despite banned vigil

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/04/20, 04:15 am

Thursday marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and for the first time, a candlelight vigil will not take place at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. The annual vigil was the largest gathering marking the day when Chinese troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing, killings hundreds or possibly thousands. Authorities cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as the reason to cancel the gathering, although pro-democracy activists see it as the latest sign of Beijing’s tightening grip on the territory.

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Another cyclone slams India

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/03/20, 03:35 pm

Cyclone Nisarga brought heavy rainfall and winds up to 75 mph as it made landfall near the western coastal city of Alibag, India, on Wednesday. The storm ripped up beachside shanties and brought with it high winds 60 miles inland in the country’s financial hub, Mumbai, which is home to more than 18 million people. Authorities reported no deaths or injuries. The cyclone is the strongest to hit Mumbai since 1948.

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U.K. extends visa rights for Hong Kong citizens

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/03/20, 03:19 pm

Britain may welcome nearly 3 million Hong Kong citizens if China imposes its new security law. Close to 350,000 Hong Kong residents hold a British National Overseas passport, and another 2.5 million are eligible to apply.

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