Onize Ohikere

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

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Mali faces deadly sectarian clashes

International | The rising violence could further complicate regional insecurity
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/25/19, 02:32 pm

A spate of sectarian clashes in Mali threatens to spark a regional conflict in a part of Africa struggling to contain Islamic extremism.

Malian authorities suspect ethnic Peuhls, also known as Fulanis, were behind attacks last week that left at least 38 people dead in the villages of Yoro and Gangafani in the Mopti region near the border with Burkina Faso. At least 750 people fled the villages following the attacks.

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Ethiopian coup leader killed in gunfight

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/25/19, 11:13 am

The Ethiopian army general accused of staging a failed coup attempt in the northern region of the country over the weekend died Monday in a shootout with security forces, according to government officials. Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige was shot dead on the outskirts of Bahir Dar, capital of the northern Amhara region, said Nigussu Tilahun, a spokesman with the prime minister’s office. Authorities also detained four senior officials in Amhara and about 178 other people for participating in the uprising.

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Trump and Kim exchange letters

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/24/19, 11:25 am

President Donald Trump plans to visit South Korea on Saturday after exchanging letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump will begin the two-day visit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon spokesman Ko Min-jung said.

On Sunday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Trump sent a letter to Kim, adding that “correspondence between the two leaders has been ongoing.” The North Korean Central News Agency said Kim received the “excellent” letter and “he would seriously contemplate the interesting content.”

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