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.

Associated Press

Armenia, Azerbaijan break another truce

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/26/20, 01:57 pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States facilitated a cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday night. But deadly clashes continued over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh minutes after the agreement took effect on Monday, with both sides accusing the other of breaching the truce.

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Associated Press/Photo by Alessandra Tarantino

Italy imposes new pandemic restrictions

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/26/20, 06:05 am

Italian restaurants and bars will close daily at 6 p.m., and receptions for religious and civil ceremonies are barred until at least Nov. 24 under new restrictions beginning Monday. The measures announced by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also shut down gyms, spas, and entertainment venues. Italy recorded more than 21,000 coronavirus infections and 128 deaths on Sunday.

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Associated Press/Photo by Gene J. Puskar

Pence aides test positive for coronavirus

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/26/20, 04:28 am

The vice president will retain his travel schedule this week after his chief of staff, Marc Short, and other staffers tested positive for COVID-19. The White House said Mike Pence tested negative on Sunday and decided to continue traveling after consulting with the White House medical team. He will follow the guidelines for essential workers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which require him to stay at least 6 feet from others and always wear a mask, said spokesman Devin O’Malley.

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