Onize Ohikere

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

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Deadly clashes continue in Iraq

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/04/19, 12:09 pm

Iraq’s senior Shiite cleric called for calm during his Friday sermon as the death toll from anti-government protests rose to 53. Since Tuesday, protesters have demanded economic reform and the end of political corruption. Security forces are responding with live gunfire.

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Hong Kong bans masks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/04/19, 10:57 am

Thousands of protesters wearing masks crowded the streets in Hong Kong’s central business district on Friday shouting, “Hong Kong resist!” Local media said two activists filed legal challenges against a new measure that bans protesters from covering their faces.

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Hong Kong turns up heat on protesters

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/03/19, 12:55 pm

Hong Kong slapped rioting charges on a teenager whom police shot during protests on Tuesday. Authorities charged Tsang Chi-kin, 18, and seven other protesters on Thursday. Tsang faces additional counts of attacking two police officers. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam will lead an Executive Council meeting on Friday to consider banning the use of masks by protesters and instituting other tough measures under a colonial-era emergency law.

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