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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Judge issues injunction against MacArthur’s church

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/11/20, 06:53 am

California Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff sided with Los Angeles County Thursday, banning Grace Community Church from holding indoor worship services because of health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. If the Sun Valley, Calif., church pastored by John MacArthur decides to hold outdoor services, congregants must wear masks and implement social distancing rules, Beckloff added.

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U.S. imposes sanctions over Russian interference

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/11/20, 04:09 am

The U.S. Department of Treasury on Thursday designated four individuals linked to Russia, including a Ukrainian lawmaker with ties to Rudy Giuliani, for interfering in this year’s election. The sanctions block the individuals’ property in the United States and ban Americans from engaging in business with them.

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Fire breaks out at Beirut port

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/10/20, 11:31 am

Smoke billowed in Lebanon’s capital again on Thursday morning a little more than a month after a deadly explosion at the port. Firefighters and ambulances rushed to the scene, and army helicopters helped fight the blaze. Beirut Gov. Marwan Abboud asked residents to stay away from roads leading to the port to keep them clear for emergency services.

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