Onize Ohikere

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

Associated Press/Photo by Jason Patinkin

Report: South Sudan’s leaders profit from civil war

South Sudan | Leaders of opposing groups allegedly own lavish homes outside the country
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/13/16, 10:34 am

South Sudan’s leaders have garnered properties and businesses through several corporations at home and abroad amid the country’s deadly civil war, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. war crimes watchdog group, The Sentry.

The report called on the international community to take tougher actions against the violators.

Read more

Three female attackers killed at Kenyan police station

Terrorism | Witnesses say the attackers claimed allegiance to Somali terror group
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/12/16, 11:22 am

Kenyan police on Sunday killed three women who attacked a police station in the city of Mombasa in what the police chief called an apparent terror attack.

County police commander Patterson Maelo said the women, dressed in black shawls, entered the county’s police station to lay a complaint about their stolen phones.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

Zimbabwe leaders accused of starving opponents

International | Commission says some Zimbabweans denied food aid
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/09/16, 01:15 pm

Zimbabwe’s Human Rights Commission has accused the ruling party of withholding food aid from opposition supporters amid mass starvation triggered by the country’s worst drought in years.

The commission said its investigation, conducted between May and August this year, confirmed that some opposition supporters in five constituencies could not access the government’s food aid program.

Read more