Onize Ohikere

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

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Ghana, Togo next on list of Islamic extremist targets

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/15/16, 01:38 pm

Islamic extremists in West Africa are planning attacks in Ghana and Togo, following similar attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast earlier this year, according to a memo leaked from Ghana’s immigration service.

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Parts of Africa declared disaster zones over drought, food crisis

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/14/16, 02:27 pm

Malawi has declared a state of national disaster over increasing food shortages triggered by the persistent El Niño drought. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in Malawi have applauded the declaration as a vital step in addressing the country’s food needs.

“More people will be food insecure and will require humanitarian relief assistance for the whole 2016-17 consumption year,” President Peter Mutharika said Tuesday in a written statement.

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Muslim sect accuses Nigerian military of inhumane attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/13/16, 02:30 pm

The Nigerian military killed and buried 347 Shiite Muslims in mass graves following a December clash, the Kaduna state government said during a public hearing of inquiry on Monday. The revelations underscore the ongoing sectarian conflicts in the country that is already battling with the Sunni Islamist insurgency group Boko Haram.

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