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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World leaders respond to Capitol riots

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/07/21, 07:22 am

Video footage and images of rioters breaking into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday drew condemnation and shock from other nations. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the scene disgraceful and urged a peaceful transfer of power.

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Hong Kong detains democracy activists en masse

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/06/21, 02:29 am

Hong Kong police on Wednesday morning arrested about 53 former lawmakers and pro-democracy activists in an unprecedented crackdown under the national security law. Majority of those targeted had participated in unofficial election primaries for the territory’s legislature in July, which drew more than 600,000 voters. The national security law carries a maximum life sentence for subversion, secession, terrorism, and collusion with foreign powers.

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Census numbers delayed to February

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/05/21, 04:30 am

The population data used to allocate congressional seats and a $1.5 million federal budget to each state would not be ready until Feb. 9 or later in the month, John Coghlan, a deputy assistant Attorney General, said Monday. Federal law mandates the Census Bureau to submit the data by Dec. 31, but the bureau last week said it would likely miss the year-end deadline.

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