Onize Ohikere

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

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Israel faces second election after coalition talks fail

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/30/19, 10:17 am

Israeli lawmakers dissolved the country’s parliament on Thursday and scheduled a new election after President Benjamin Netanyahu missed the midnight deadline to form a coalition government. The snap vote, scheduled for Sept. 17, marks a major setback for Netanyahu, who claimed victory in the April 9 election but failed to secure a majority. Negotiations for a unified government reached a stalemate after former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party refused to join the coalition.

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Hindu nationalists retain power in India

International | Religious minority groups concerned about continued repression
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/28/19, 06:37 pm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured another five years in office in a dramatic victory last week, tightening his Hindu nationalist party’s hold on power. His win raised concerns over the fate of opposition and minority religious groups already facing repression under the party’s rule.

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American climber dies on Everest

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/28/19, 11:43 am

An American climber died on Monday while descending Mount Everest, bringing this year’s climbing season death toll to 11, the highest death rate on the mountain since 2015. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old attorney from Colorado, died at a camp below the summit, his brother confirmed. “He saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on Earth,” Mark Kulish said in a statement. “At that instant, he became a member of the ‘7 Summit Club,’ having scaled the highest peak on each continent.”

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