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.

Associated Press/ Photo by Ben Margot

State-sponsored hackers target FireEye

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/09/20, 07:31 am

The leading U.S. cybersecurity firm in a Tuesday statement said highly sophisticated hackers with world-class capabilities stole assessment tools used in testing its customers’ security. FireEye said the attackers used a new combination of techniques and also sought information related to some government clients.

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Associated Press/Photo by Nariman El-Mofty

UN workers targeted in Ethiopia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/08/20, 06:20 pm

Ethiopian security forces opened fire and detained United Nations staffers as they tried to enter refugee areas in the conflict-hit Tigray region on Sunday. Redwan Hussein, a senior government official, on Tuesday said the workers indulged in an “adventurous expedition” when they broke through two checkpoints and tried to pass a third one. Hussein said authorities have released the staffers.

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Associated Press/ Photo by Alyssa Pointer via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia certifies results for Biden, again

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/08/20, 01:38 am

Georgia’s top election officials late on Monday confirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the state and recertified the state’s 16 electors. President Donald Trump had requested the second recount on Nov. 22, one day after the state certified the first recount. Biden’s lead dropped from 12,670 to 11,779 votes after scanners that read and tallied the votes picked up discrepancies in some counties.

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