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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Hope amid Nigeria’s violence

Persecution | Christians in central Nigeria face ongoing attacks from Fulani militias and Islamic terrorists
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/16/20, 02:48 pm

Gunshots broke the evening’s calm as Bulus Ali Magaji walked out of his home to buy a recharge card for his phone. The head of Kwatas village knew instantly that whatever was happening was worse than a robbery: the gunshots rattle continuously.

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Associated Press/Photo by Khaizuran Muchtamir

Flash floods inundate Indonesia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/16/20, 01:47 pm

Rescue workers are struggling through mud-covered roads and steady rainfall in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, to search for survivors. The death toll on Thursday stood at 32 as flash floods and mudslides swept through the province. At least 16 people are still missing and rescuers face communication difficulties, according to National Search and Rescue Agency spokesman Yusuf Latif. Images from the region showed homes and vehicles partially submerged in mud.

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Associated Press/Photo by Armenian Defense Ministry Press Service/PanPhoto

Armenia, Azerbaijan engage in border scuffle

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/14/20, 03:34 pm

Soldiers have deployed heavy artillery and drones along the northern border region between Armenia and Azerbaijan since Sunday. Azerbaijan officials said 11 servicemen, including a general, and one civilian have died over the three days of conflict, while Armenia reported it lost four soldiers on Tuesday. The ongoing fighting is the worst since 2016, when scores died on both sides in four days.

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