Onize Ohikere

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

Pompeo leaves Kabul with no deal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/24/20, 11:16 am

The United States will cut $1 billion of assistance to Afghanistan. After his urgent trip to the Islamic republic to revive a peace deal failed, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said he might reduce other forms of cooperation unless Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival Abdullah Abdullah agree to a power-sharing deal.

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Europe tightens coronavirus lockdowns

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/23/20, 11:32 am

Of the more than 15,000 COVID-19 deaths around the world, more than a third are in Italy. The country on Sunday banned movement across municipalities except for health needs or other urgent reasons. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday threatened to enact “tougher measures” after people gathered at parks and beaches over the weekend. Germany banned gatherings of more than two people for two weeks.

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Associated Press/Afghan Presidential Palace

Pompeo makes urgent trip to Kabul

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/23/20, 11:13 am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to and from Afghanistan on Monday to jump-start stalled peace talks. He met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival, Abdullah Abdullah, before a joint meeting with both men. It was not immediately known what, if any, agreements the leaders made.

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