Onize Ohikere

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

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Strong earthquake hits Albania

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/26/19, 10:17 am

Rescue crews searched for survivors on Tuesday after an early morning earthquake killed at least 18 people and left more than 600 others injured. The 6.4 magnitude quake was the strongest to hit the Balkan nation in decades. It struck 19 miles northwest of Tirana, the capital city, with a depth of 12 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Report: China tracked Uighurs, locked them in camps

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/25/19, 12:03 pm

China prepared a manual for how to secretly run the Xinjiang reeducation camps for religious and ethnic minorities and prevent escapes, according to a new report. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published classified documents on Sunday revealing how the Chinese government used artificial intelligence to track the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities and carry out indoctrination inside the camps since 2017.

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Pro-democracy candidates win big in Hong Kong

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/25/19, 11:57 am

Hong Kong residents chanted, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution now,” as results from local elections came in on Sunday. Pro-democracy opposition candidates won a landslide victory, gaining control of 17 of 18 district councils and winning nearly 90 percent of the 452 seats. An unprecedented 71 percent of 4.1 million voters in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory participated, compared to 47 percent in the last local election.

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