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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Trump denies report on tax returns

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/28/20, 04:26 am

The New York Times said President Donald Trump paid only $750 in federal income tax in 2016—the year he became president—and 2017. The Times said it had examined his tax returns for more than two decades and claimed he paid no income tax in 10 of the last 15 years as he reported significant business losses, including $315 million on his golf courses since 2000.

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Not-so-peaceful peace talks

International | Violence plagues Afghanistan despite U.S.-brokered negotiations
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/25/20, 05:06 pm

When an Afghan airstrike hit a Taliban fighter’s home and set fire to a nearby house with a family inside, neighbors gathered at the scene to help. Then came a second airstrike.

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths exceed 200,000

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/23/20, 04:06 am

The United States reached a grim milestone on Tuesday in the number of coronavirus deaths, as the nation continues to lead the world in fatalities. The U.S. total of more than 200,000 accounts for almost 20 percent of global deaths. The United States has led the world in the number of infections for months, recording nearly 6.9 million cases by early Wednesday. “The idea of 200,000 deaths is really very sobering, in some respects stunning,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, told CNN.

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