Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.

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Nigerian asylum-seeker murdered in Italy

Immigration | Advocacy groups say violence against migrants in Europe is on the rise
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/08/16, 12:30 pm

Security officials have arrested an Italian man suspected of murdering a Nigerian asylum-seeker who fled Boko Haram’s terror in northeastern Nigeria, Italy’s interior minister said Thursday. The killing reflects the growing xenophobia asylum-seekers across Europe face on a daily basis.

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Taste of the buka

Lifestyle | Traditional and modern dining in Nigeria’s diverse food market
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/08/16, 01:00 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—Alhaja Bola’s restaurant blends in with other shops on an unpaved street in the Durumi district of Abuja. Long, thin timbers hold up the structure, covered by corrugated iron sheets and thick polyethylene fabrics. The smell of a variety of traditional soups hangs in the air, and the firewood in the adjoined kitchen keeps the makeshift restaurant warm. It’s lunchtime, and several cars line up outside.

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Protests over failing economy roil Zimbabwe

Africa | Analysts say frustration could lead to President Robert Mugabe’s ouster
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/07/16, 10:55 am

Zimbabweans on Wednesday took to the streets and stayed home from work to protest unpaid salaries and the country’s failing economy. Analysts say the rare outcry, triggered by a social media movement, could escalate if the government continues to ignore the protesters’ demands.

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