Onize Ohikere

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

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U.S. approves first Ebola vaccine

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/20/19, 11:03 am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized the use of a vaccine developed by Merck to fight the deadly Ebola virus.

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Arrests, protests continue in India

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/20/19, 11:01 am

Thousands of protesters turned out in India after Islamic prayers on Friday despite a ban on assemblies and an internet shutdown. The demonstrators are upset over a law that offers citizenship to Christians, Hindus, and other migrants who fled religious persecution but not to Muslims. The death toll now stands at 11 since the protests began this month.

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Australian wildfires still blazing

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/19/19, 11:21 am

Australian authorities declared the second state of emergency in less than two months on Thursday as strong winds and hot weather fueled wildfires on the east coast. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the “bushfires” have put at least three firefighters in the hospital and destroyed about 20 properties.

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