Onize Ohikere

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

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U.S.-China trade war sees brief respite

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/12/19, 11:37 am

The United States and China tapped the brakes on their trade war Wednesday. President Donald Trump said he would delay enforcing tariffs on Chinese imports worth $250 billion from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 “due to the fact that the People’s Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th anniversary.” Earlier in the day, China announced tariff exemptions for 16 types of U.S. products, including some anti-cancer drugs and animal feed ingredients.

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Dutch court acquits doctor of forced euthanasia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/11/19, 11:57 am

A physician who administered lethal drugs to a resistant dementia patient committed legal euthanasia, judges in the Netherlands ruled Wednesday. The Hague District Court concluded the doctor met all the requirements under the law permitting doctors to kill patients who are suffering with no hope for improvement. “The doctor did not need to verify the current desire for euthanasia [of the patient],” presiding Judge Mariette Renckens said.

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All parties guilty in Yemeni conflict

International | UN investigators call for arms restrictions and an inquiry into rights violations
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/10/19, 06:16 pm

Several Western nations, including the United States, are likely complicit actors in the civil war in Yemen that sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the United Nations said last week. The investigation also accused both sides in the conflict of atrocities in the targeting of civilians.

The report by a group of experts on Yemen within the UN Human Rights Council involved more than 600 interviews with victims and witnesses.

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