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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Russian opposition leader in coma after poisoning

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/20/20, 04:01 am

Alexei Navalny was on a flight heading back to Moscow from Siberia today when he began to feel unwell and lost consciousness, according to a spokeswoman. Kira Yarmysh said doctors believe he likely ingested poison, which she assumed was mixed into his tea earlier in the morning. “He is in a coma in grave condition,” Yarmysh wrote on Twitter.

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Democrats nominate Harris for vice president

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/20/20, 03:37 am

The U.S. senator of Jamaican and Indian descent became the first black woman and the first Asian American on a major party presidential ticket Wednesday night. Kamala Harris' acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention included personal stories of her upbringing as she urged voters to reject the leadership of President Donald Trump, who she said “turns our tragedies into political weapons.” Former Vice President Joe Biden will formally accept the Democratic nomination for president tonight, as the virtual convention wraps up.

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Democrats officially nominate Biden

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/19/20, 04:10 am

Delegates from every state cast their votes remotely on the second night of the Democratic National Convention, formally nominating former Vice President Joe Biden as the party’s presidential candidate. Biden and his family celebrated from a school library near his home in Wilmington, Del. He will deliver his acceptance speech on Thursday night, while vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris will speak on Wednesday night.

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