Onize Ohikere

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

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Political instability in Libya gives ISIS a foothold

Isis
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/17/16, 02:27 pm

President Barack Obama said yesterday the United States will continue working to thwart Islamic State’s (ISIS) growth in Libya. But analysts warn until the country has a functioning government, the terror group is working in territory fertile for militancy.

“We are working with our other coalition partners to make sure that, as we see opportunities to prevent ISIS from digging in Libya, we take them,” Obama said during a news conference yesterday.

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Multinational task force seizes town from Boko Haram

Terrorism
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/16/16, 11:57 am

Cameroonian special forces killed 162 Boko Haram militants last week during a raid to regain control of Goshi, a town in northeastern Nigeria.

During the three-day operation that began Feb. 11, the Cameroonian force freed about 100 captives held by the militants, including Nigerians and Cameroonians. Two members of Cameroon’s military were killed, including a senior commander.

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Will economic crisis finally bring peace to South Sudan?

South Sudan
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/15/16, 03:10 pm

South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has appointed rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president in a move to restore peace and resolve the country’s deepening economic crisis.

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