Onize Ohikere

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

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China sentences Early Rain pastor

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/30/19, 10:36 am

A Chinese court sentenced Pastor Wang Yi of Early Rain Covenant Church to nine years in prison after a secret trial last week. The People’s Intermediate Court in the southwestern city of Chengdu convicted him of illegal business operations and inciting to subvert state power, fined him, and confiscated up to $7,160 worth of his personal property.

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Dozens die in Burkina Faso attacks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/26/19, 10:02 am

Insurgents on motorcycles rode into the town of Arbinda on Christmas Eve, killing at least 35 civilians in an hourslong attack. Security forces in the northern Soum province responded by killing at least 80 of the attackers. An ambush on Christmas Day left at least 11 soldiers in an army patrol dead in the same province.

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Deadly typhoon hits the Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/26/19, 09:38 am

Most of the deaths caused by a Christmas typhoon in the Pacific island nation came from drowning, falling trees, and accidental electrocution. Typhoon Phanfone first made landfall on Eastern Samar province late on Christmas Eve. It then raged across seven coastal towns and island provinces on Christmas Day, destroying remote villages, tourist areas, and electrical poles in its wake. At least 28 people are dead and 12 are missing.

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