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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Britain deploys counterterrorism police to investigate Tunisian attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/30/15, 04:15 pm

Britain has deployed about 600 counterterrorism police to help investigate Friday’s attack at the Imperial Marhaba Hotel in the Tunisian beach resort town of Sousse. 

A lone gunman killed 38 tourists, 18 of whom were British. Tunisian officials said the number of British deaths could rise as high as 30, making it the worst terrorist attack on British civilians since the London bombings on July 7, 2005.

British Home Secretary Theresa May will go to Tunisia soon for talks on extremist threats.

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What does China gain from U.S. universities?

Higher Education
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/29/15, 02:38 pm

WASHINGTON—In 2012, New York University (NYU) set up a degree-granting campus in Shanghai—one more American university stringing into China’s educational system.

But does China’s communist government really give American universities academic freedom? One NYU official told members of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday that NYU makes its own decisions. But a Chinese witness at the same hearing believes the Chinese government is taking advantage of the universities.

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African nations band together to defeat Boko Haram

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/26/15, 08:00 am

WASHINGTONAfrican countries will not defeat Boko Haram terrorists unless they work together, experts at a Wilson Center forum in Washington, D.C., said this week.

“This is our fight and we have to lead it,” said Kah Walla, president of the Cameroon People’s Party, who added African countries must work together to end Boko Haram “sustainably.”

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