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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Wisconsin protests turn deadly

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/26/20, 04:59 am

Shots fired during the third night of violent protests in Kenosha, Wis., left two people dead and at least one injured, according to police. Protesters had gathered Tuesday outside the courthouse, where they threw fireworks and water bottles at police. Officers responded with tear gas and armored vehicles to control the crowd. The unrest began on Sunday after police officers shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake multiple times while his three young children were waiting in his SUV. Wisconsin Gov.

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Day 2 of GOP convention features Trump family, Pompeo

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/26/20, 04:11 am

The Republican National Convention on Tuesday began with a half-hour video of President Donald Trump pardoning a prisoner and attending a naturalization ceremony. The party continued to promote the president’s policy successes as the foundation of his reelection effort. Vice President Mike Pence will speak tonight.

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Pompeo visits Sudan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/25/20, 12:26 pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo disembarked from the first direct flight from Israel to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Tuesday. The United States is pushing to normalize relations between the two countries after successfully brokering diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. U.S. and Israeli officials hope other Arab nations follow the UAE’s lead. Pompeo is the first U.S.

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