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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More U.S. troops to leave Iraq, Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/18/20, 01:24 am

Some 2,000 American troops will withdraw from Afghanistan and another 500 from Iraq by mid-January, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced Tuesday. The United States will still respond if conditions in Afghanistan or Iraq deteriorate, he added.

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Peru’s interim president steps down

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/16/20, 06:57 am

Manuel Merino announced his resignation in a televised Sunday address, less than one week after he replaced President Martín Vizcarra. Vizcarra’s ouster sparked mass demonstrations and accusations that Congress staged a coup. Half of Merino’s Cabinet resigned on Saturday, and two protesters in their 20s died during protests. Human rights groups reported about 41 people missing and 112 injured in the Saturday demonstrations.

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Ethiopia’s warring region strikes Eritrea

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/16/20, 01:20 am

The leader of Ethiopia’s restive northern Tigray region on Sunday confirmed his region’s forces fired missiles at Eritrea’s capital city of Asmara. The United States Embassy in Eritrea in a security alert confirmed “a series of loud noises” near the Asmara airport on Saturday evening and urged citizens to stay indoors.

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