Onize Ohikere

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

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China charges two Canadians with espionage

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/19/20, 04:59 am

After more than 18 months in detention without access to lawyers, Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor finally were charged on Friday. The prosecutor’s office in Beijing charged Kovrig, a former diplomat, with spying to obtain state secrets and intelligence. Spavor, a businessman who arranged travel to North Korea, faced charges in the border city of Dandong for spying for a foreign entity and illegally providing state secrets.

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Australia reports large-scale cyberattacks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/19/20, 03:57 am

A “sophisticated state-based cyber actor” has targeted government agencies, essential services, businesses, and critical infrastructure in Australia over the past several months, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday. He added that investigators have not identified any large-scale breach of personal data and many of the intrusions were thwarted successfully. Yet Morrison made the threat public to encourage organizations to ramp up their technical defenses.

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Coronavirus infections rise in Peru

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/18/20, 12:38 pm

Peru continues to move up the list of countries in the world with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases. It ranks second behind Brazil in Latin America and seventh overall. The nation has reported nearly 241,000 confirmed cases, with a 53 percent recovery rate and a 3 percent fatality rate. More than 7,200 Peruvians have died from the disease, with close to 129,000 recoveries. Peru’s government has extended its lockdown through at least June 30.

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