Onize Ohikere

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

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Refugees fear what Myanmar will do if they go home

International | Rights advocates say conditions in the country remain unsafe
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/18, 04:12 pm

The failed return of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar has led to international groups calling for improved conditions in the refugees’ home country.

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Suicide attack kills at least 43 in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/18, 12:13 pm

A bombing Tuesday that targeted a group of Islamic scholars in Kabul killed at least 43 people and injured 83 others, Afghanistan’s Public Health Ministry confirmed. Hundreds of clerics and scholars had gathered in a large wedding hall to celebrate the birthday of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, when the explosion went off, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but Islamic State (ISIS) and the Taliban remain active in the country.

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Lawyer: Asia Bibi needs Western visa

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/18, 10:43 am

A lawyer for Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of charges of blasphemy against Islam last month, said she would like to leave Pakistan for any Western country willing to accept her and her family. During a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, Saiful Malook said the 54-year-old mother of five cannot depart Pakistan without a visa from another country: “So far, no government has come forward in such an open and free manner.”

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