Onize Ohikere

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

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Militants kill Egyptian security forces in checkpoint attack

Egypt
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/21/16, 02:08 pm

An Egypt-based Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate killed 15 policemen on Saturday in a mortar attack on a checkpoint in the city of el-Arish.

Witnesses reported the militants also peppered ambulances with gunfire as they tried to reach the wounded. Security forces killed five of the assailants.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mohammed el-Shaiky, File

Is Libya's unity government doomed to fail?

Libya
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/18/16, 02:50 pm

The prime minister of Libya’s UN-backed unity government on Thursday said the new governing body will move from Tunis to Tripoli, Libya’s capital, “within a few days.” But disapproval of the new leadership among Libya’s warring factions raises concerns the unity government, seen as the sole hope for resolving the country’s conflict, may fuel more chaos in Libya and its neighbors.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ben Curtis

Nigerian lawmakers reject bill criminalizing violence against women

Nigeria
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/17/16, 02:43 pm

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday rejected a bill to end discrimination against women on grounds of religion and tradition—for the third time. The Senate’s vote against the bill, which proposed women’s rights common in most Western nations, generated backlash from many Nigerians, who view it as a constitutional violation.

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