Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Brazil dismisses aid for Amazon rainforest fires

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/27/19, 11:43 am

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday demanded an apology from France before he will accept $20 million in aid to fight wildfires in the Amazon rainforest. Canada and Britain also pledged an additional $12 million and $11 million, respectively, during the G-7 summit of major economic powers in France over the weekend. Bolsonaro accused French President Emmanuel Macron of undermining Brazil’s sovereignty and asked him to retract his comments.

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Iranian official shows up at G-7

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/26/19, 11:38 am

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif stopped by the G-7 summit of world economic powers at the invitation of host French President Emmanuel Macron. Zarif met Sunday with Macron and diplomats from France, Germany, and Britain, but not with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Police use new tactics against Hong Kong activists

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/26/19, 11:34 am

Riot police in Hong Kong on Sunday fired a live warning shot and used water cannons against demonstrators, some of whom came armed with bricks and Molotov cocktails. Authorities arrested 36 people, including a 12-year-old, for unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapons, and assaulting police officers.

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