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 officials call for peace after Muslim mob kills Christian woman

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/06/16, 10:15 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—The Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Saturday condemned the killing of a Christian petty trader in Kano state after a Muslim man accused her of blasphemy. Nigerian peace groups said the unusually swift response from Nigerian authorities could help prevent the incident from escalating into a larger crisis.

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Sudan deports Eritreans back into the hands of their oppressors

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/03/16, 08:57 am

Sudanese authorities have violated international law by deporting hundreds of Eritrean refugees back to their home country, which is still under a repressive rule, Human Rights Watch reported this week. The allegation follows leaked reports of a meeting during which European Union ambassadors discussed working with Sudan to stifle the flow of refugees into Europe.

Refugee experts have warned the deal will only further equip Sudan to violate the rights of vulnerable people fleeing terrible violence.

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Al-Shabaab kills 20 in attack on Mogadishu hotel

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/02/16, 10:23 am

Somali security officials on Thursday morning regained control of a hotel in the capital following an overnight attack by the extremist group al-Shabaab that left more than 50 people injured and 20 others dead, including two lawmakers.

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