Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.

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Somali soldiers kill public works minister

Somalia | The shooting comes amid high security tensions in the country
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/05/17, 11:40 am

Bodyguards of Somalia’s auditor general mistakenly shot dead a government minister Wednesday amid rising security tensions in the country, security officials confirmed.

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Bishop accuses Nigeria of supporting violent extremists

Nigeria | The government faces increased pressure to prosecute Fulani herdsmen
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/04/17, 11:06 am

A Catholic bishop in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state has accused the government of supplying weapons to Fulani herdsmen, whose attacks have spread across the country’s north and middle belt regions.

The accusation follows several calls for the government to take action against the persisting violence.

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International leaders reject Italy’s migration solution

Refugees | German foreign minister calls plan for migrant camps in Libya inhumane
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/03/17, 09:34 am

Germany’s foreign minister on Tuesday said Italy’s deal with Libya to create migrant camps in the crisis-torn country would not help curb migration into Europe.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel delivered his statement during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

“The camps existing on ground already show horrible and catastrophic conditions,” Gabriel said. “The idea to set up camps in a country like Libya would be in utter disregard to the living circumstances of the people on ground.”

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