Onize Ohikere

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

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Parliament suspended with Brexit unresolved

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/10/19, 11:48 am

British lawmakers early on Tuesday voted to prevent a no-deal exit from the European Union before taking a controversial five-week break. They demanded the government seek a three-month delay to Brexit if Prime Minister Boris Johnson cannot strike a deal for an orderly withdrawal from the European Union by Oct. 19. The lawmakers also asked the government to release all private communications on Brexit and again rejected Johnson’s calls for a snap nationwide election.

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Hong Kong protesters ask for U.S. support

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/09/19, 11:55 am

Hong Kong protesters numbering in the tens of thousands waved American flags and marched to the U.S. Consulate over the weekend. They urged the U.S. Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would impose economic sanctions on Hong Kong and on Chinese officials who suppress dissent. The territory’s government warned that “foreign legislatures should not interfere in any form in the internal affairs” of Hong Kong.

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Afghanistan peace talks on hold

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/09/19, 11:01 am

President Donald Trump said he canceled a secret meeting scheduled for Sunday with Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Camp David. The United States put peace talks on hold with the Taliban and recalled special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad after the extremist group intensified attacks in Afghanistan.

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