Onize Ohikere

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

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Burkina Faso’s insecurity persists

International | Christians and other groups face continuous attacks from extremist groups
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/05/19, 03:29 pm

Suspected extremists in Burkina Faso targeted passengers traveling on the highway between the capital city of Ouagadougou and the northern town of Djibo in September. The insurgents separated Christians from Muslims and asked the Christians to pay jizyaa tax for non-Muslims in a Muslim territory—worth $34, according to Edward Clancy, director of outreach with Aid to the Church in Need.

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Canadians drinking lead-tainted water

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/05/19, 11:43 am

Lax drinking water standards have exposed hundreds of thousands of Canadians to higher levels of lead than those found in Flint, Mich. More than 120 journalists from nine universities and 10 media organizations reviewed 12,000 water tests since 2014 and found 33 percent exceeded the Canadian guideline of 5 parts lead per billion parts water, while 18 percent surpassed the U.S. limit of 15 parts per billion.

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Protests resume in Chile

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/05/19, 11:40 am

Protesters set at least two police officers on fire with Molotov cocktails in Santiago, Chile, on Monday. Some of the thousands of protesters threw rocks and firebombs at riot police, who responded with tear gas and water cannons. At least 20 people have died since the unrest began last month.

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