Onize Ohikere

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

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Russia approves rushed vaccine

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/11/20, 02:07 pm

The Gamaleya Research Institute in Moscow reportedly modified the adenovirus, which causes the common cold, to help the human body recognize and fight the novel coronavirus. Russia on Tuesday announced it approved the vaccine after fewer than two months of study, and President Vladimir Putin said one of his adult daughters has received two doses and experienced mild side effects.

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Belarusians dispute election outcome

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/10/20, 04:50 am

Opposition protesters crowded the streets in the capital city of Minsk and at least 20 other cities on Sunday evening after an early vote count suggested a landslide victory for authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Riot police used flash grenades, tear gas, and water cannons to disperse the crowds. At least one person died and police detained hundreds of others.

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Lebanese demand change after Beirut explosion

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/10/20, 04:00 am

Hundreds of protesters clashed with security forces on Sunday night as they tried to gain access to the heavily fortified Parliament in Beirut. They also broke into the housing and transport ministry offices on the second day of large-scale protests fueled by last week’s explosion. So far, nine members of Parliament and two government ministers have resigned under mounting pressure.

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