Onize Ohikere

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

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Inside Notre Dame, many items salvageable

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/16/19, 01:17 pm

UPDATE: A remarkable portion of Notre Dame’s interior survived the massive fire that engulfed the roof and spire of the 12-century cathedral Monday.

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Global measles cases on the rise

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/16/19, 12:09 pm

World health officials on Monday warned of a global surge in measles cases. The number of people sickened by the virus rose by 300 percent in the first three months of 2019, the World Health Organization reported. More than 1,200 people have died in an ongoing measles outbreak in Madagascar, where officials have recorded more than 117,000 cases since the outbreak began in September 2018. Only 58 percent of people on the country’s main island have received vaccinations. Most of the casualties are children younger than 15, according to WHO.

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Sudan military offers compromise after coup

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/15/19, 10:53 am

The governing interim military council of Sudan on Sunday said it would name a civilian prime minister and Cabinet after weekend meetings between the army and the leaders of the protest that led to last week’s coup d’état. The country’s military on Thursday deposed President Omar al-Bashir after four months of organized anti-government protests. Al-Bashir held power for nearly three decades. Defense Minister Awad Ibn Ouf announced a transitional military council would rule the country for no more than two years and declared a state of emergency.

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