Onize Ohikere

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

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Israel set for more gridlock

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/03/20, 11:44 am

Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu so far lacks the votes for a fifth term in office. With 90 percent of the vote tallied after Monday’s election, his Likud party and its allies held 59 of 120 seats in parliament, two seats short of the 61 needed for the necessary majority. The opposition Blue and White party, led by retired Gen. Benny Gantz, won only 36 seats.

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Report: Companies using forced Uighur labor

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/02/20, 11:42 am

Some of China’s detained Uighurs likely are making Nike sneakers and Apple iPhones, according to a new report. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute claims the Chinese government transferred at least 80,000 members of the ethnic minority group to factories in the supply chains of 83 well-known global brands, including Apple, BMW, Nike, Google, Huawei, Samsung, Sony, and Volkswagen.

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Virus outbreak shakes Iran

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/02/20, 10:54 am

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Iran more than doubled over two days. At least 66 people in the country had died by Monday, including Mohammad Mirmohammadi, a top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khameini. Italy has recorded nearly 1,700 cases, and Indonesia reported its first infection. The global death toll has surpassed 3,000, and the number of people infected by the disease caused by the coronavirus has exceeded 88,000 in more than 60 countries.

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