Onize Ohikere

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

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South Sudan ousts UN official over army abuse claims

South Sudan
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/14/15, 08:30 am

Political leaders in South Sudan’s Unity state have voted to expel a United Nations diplomat in response to a report accusing the army and other armed groups of abusing civilians.

A South Sudanese official said lawmakers decided at a state cabinet meeting to expel Mary Cummins, leader of the state’s UN mission (UNMISS).

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South Africa latest stop for anti-Uber protests

Transportation
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/09/15, 08:00 am

Since it’s launch in 2009, ride-sharing service Uber has had to navigate regulatory roadblocks and opposition from the licensed taxi community. Drivers around the globe have taken to the streets to protest the company elbowing in on their business.

But in South Africa, Uber drivers have faced violent attacks from taxi drivers accusing them of stealing customers.

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Kenyan evangelicals protest upcoming Obama visit

Kenya
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/06/15, 03:07 pm

President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Kenya sent a small group of protestors to the streets on Monday. Their message to him: Don’t advocate for gay rights in Kenya.

About 35 people attended the demonstration organized by The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya in Nairobi, the country’s capital. Alliance leader Bishop Mark Kariuki said at the protest homosexuality goes against the country’s moral values and sends the wrong message to youths.

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