Onize Ohikere

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

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Obama talks gay rights, corruption in East Africa

Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/27/15, 03:05 pm

President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa began Friday with a warm welcome in Kenya, where his father was born. Billboards announcing his arrival covered the streets, and he spent the first evening reuniting with his Kenyan family over dinner.

But Obama’s first visit to East Africa since becoming president involved a lot more than a reunion. During meetings with leaders from both Kenya and Ethiopia, Obama addressed gay rights, corruption, and other social and political crises troubling the region.

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Portugal wants women seeking abortion to get counseling first

Abortion
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/23/15, 01:52 pm

A new legislative bill in Portugal could require women to get counseling before abortions and cover part of the expense themselves.

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EU promises aid to Tunisia, Libya in bid to stop extremism

North Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/21/15, 12:25 pm

The European Union has agreed to help the Tunisian government fight Islamic extremism in the North African country.

EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday agreed to several cooperative measures with Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid. The agreement follows last month’s beach resort attack in Tunisia that left 38 tourists dead, many EU nationals.

“We have to keep hope alive in a region that faces so many difficulties,” said EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who also said it’s in Europeans’ own interest to assist Tunisia.

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