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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Egypt tries to squash rising defiance against al-Sisi regime

Egypt
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/26/16, 02:15 pm

Egyptian authorities arrested at least 237 protesters yesterday, tamping what could have been a day of massive demonstrations against President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s regime.

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Austrian election highlights Europe's growing divide

Europe
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/25/16, 03:26 pm

Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party candidate emerged as the lead in the first round of presidential elections on Sunday. The win marks the first time in 71 years that neither of the two mainstream parties made it to the runoff, highlighting the growing discontent with the country’s political leaders.

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Kidnappings and unrest in Mali threaten aid efforts

Terrorism
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/22/16, 01:22 pm

Islamic extremist group Ansar Dine has freed three members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who where kidnapped Saturday, the organization said. The kidnapping highlights the increasing difficulty aid groups face in a country riddled by unrest and extremism.

The militants kidnapped the aid workers, who are all African, near Kidal in north Mali. The staffers were returning from the village of Abeibara, where they went to distribute water.

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