Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.

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Earthquake hits already devastated Indonesia

International | The country struggles to rebuild after the latest in a string of disasters this year
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/22/21, 05:52 pm

Corrugated sheets, twisted windowpanes, and concrete rubble littered streets where many buildings once stood in the city of Mamuju on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. A shallow 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the island just after midnight on Friday as many people slept.

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Unrest persists in Sudan’s Darfur

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/21/21, 03:10 am

Gunmen tried to enter the official residence of a provincial governor in West Darfur Wednesday night amid heightened tribal violence in the region. Security guards repelled the attack after exchanging gunfire for more than an hour. No group claimed responsibility. The fighting that began last week between Arabs and non-Arabs at a camp for displaced people has spread to the surrounding areas, killing 160 people and displacing 90,000 others.

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Trump pardons Steve Bannon, others, in final clemency

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/20/21, 02:49 am

Hours before Joe Biden’s inauguration, outgoing President Donald Trump commuted the sentences of 70 people and granted pardons to 73 others early Wednesday. They include former chief strategist Steve Bannon, who was scheduled to face trial in May for siphoning money from a fundraising campaign to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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