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

Missions
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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Captured suicide bomber: I was kidnapped from Chibok

Nigeria
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/28/16, 12:25 pm

A female Nigerian suicide bomber who surrendered to Cameroonian authorities claims she is one of the 276 girls abducted from a boarding school in Chibok by Islamic militants nearly two years ago, authorities revealed on Saturday. The Nigerian government is working with Cameroon to verify the claim. If true, it would be the first news related to the kidnapped girls in many months.

The girl, estimated to be about 15 years old, was one of two girls with explosives arrested by local authorities in northern Cameroon on Friday.

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Angola struggles through yellow fever epidemic amid stagnant economy

Health
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/25/16, 05:00 pm

Angola is battling its worst yellow fever outbreak in 30 years. The disease has infected more than 450 people and killed 178, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Thursday. The epidemic erupted as the oil-dependent country struggles through a decline in oil prices and severe budget cuts.

The outbreak was first reported in December in Viana, a poor suburb in the capital city Luanda. It has since spread to six of the country’s 18 provinces.

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