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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Tropical Storm Eta lashes Florida Keys

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/09/20, 04:06 am

The storm made landfall on Lower Matecumbe Key, Fla., late on Sunday and maintained maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour early Monday. The slow-moving storm could bring an additional 6 to 12 inches of rainfall to the already flooded South Florida. Eta brought severe flooding and destruction to Mexico and Central America after it blew into Nicaragua last week as a Category 4 hurricane.

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U.S. COVID-19 cases hit national high

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/09/20, 03:05 am

Connecticut authorities recommended residents stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Friday as coronavirus infections rose nationwide. Rhode Island imposed a two-week curfew starting Sunday. The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths and more than 126,000 new infections on Saturday, the highest daily count yet for the nation. The United States has seen a total of more than 9.9 million cases and ranks in the top 10 percent of countries in the world for COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people.

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European migrant routes shift

International | Spain’s Canary Islands records more migrant arrivals and deaths
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/07/20, 02:33 pm

An overcrowded boat with more than 200 migrants departed on Oct. 24 from the coastal town of Mbour in western Senegal for the Canary Islands, an autonomous Spanish archipelago near West Africa. Hours later, the boat caught fire and capsized off Senegal’s northwestern coast. At least 140 people died in what is now the deadliest shipwreck of the year.

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