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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People flee South Sudan amid food shortage, ongoing conflict

South Sudan
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/30/16, 01:40 pm

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan and the resulting food insecurity is forcing people to flee for Sudan, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday. South Sudan’s crisis continues despite an ongoing peace agreement between the warring factions.

This instability has resulted in some 38,000 people leaving for parts of Sudan since the end of January, and UN officials believe the situation could worsen.

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Sudan finally signs deal to end use of child soldiers

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/30/16, 11:40 am

The Sudanese government on Monday signed an action plan with the UN to end the use of child soldiers in the country. But advocates question the official commitment to the agreement, noting the government’s participation comes after years of denying its use of child soldiers, even as some rebel groups in the country already signed similar deals.

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U.S. missionaries, Ugandan pastor die in car crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/29/16, 02:25 pm

Two U.S. missionaries and a Ugandan pastor died Monday in a car accident outside Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

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