Onize Ohikere

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

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Mass protests cripple Haiti

International | Demonstrators demand economic reform amid a fuel and food shortage
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/08/19, 05:52 pm

Since early September, thousands of people have crowded the streets of Port-au-Prince and other cities in Haiti burning tires, blocking roads, and looting shops and banks. Marc Honorat, founder of Haiti ARISE ministries, said after flying from Canada to Haiti two weeks ago, he was stranded in the capital city of Port-au-Prince for four days because of roadblocks. Shortages and unrest have also affected the community of Grand Goâve where he works and ministers.

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U.S. bans trade with Chinese surveillance firms

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/08/19, 11:13 am

The United States late Monday blacklisted several Chinese companies that make surveillance technology used to persecute religious minorities. The Commerce Department barred 28 companies from buying technology from U.S. businesses without government approval.

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U.S. pulls out of northeastern Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/07/19, 12:40 pm

The United States will abandon the Kurdish fighters who supported American troops in the yearslong fight against Islamic State (ISIS) insurgents. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham confirmed Sunday that 1,000 U.S. troops stationed in Kurdish regions of northeastern Syria “will no longer be in the immediate area.” The withdrawal, first announced in December, followed a Sunday phone conversation between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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