Onize Ohikere

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

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Venezuelan military joins uprising

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/30/19, 12:18 pm

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Tuesday led a military uprising in the capital city of Caracas against embattled President Nicolás Maduro’s government. Guaidó took to the streets with heavily armed soldiers and opposition activist Leopoldo López, whom the military freed from house arrest. In a three-minute video posted early Tuesday on Twitter, Guaidó called on Venezuelans to back the uprising. “The moment is now,” he said at the La Carlota air base in Caracas.

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ISIS leader appears in video

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/30/19, 10:11 am

Islamic State (ISIS) released a video Monday purporting to show the group’s fugitive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for the first time in five years. In the 18-minute video from the al-Furqan network, a man suspected to be al-Baghdadi sits cross-legged on the floor with a Kalashnikov rifle at his right side.

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Associated Press/Photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

Cyclone Kenneth dumps more rain on Mozambique

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/30/19, 10:03 am

Heavy rainfall continued to bring flooding and landslides across parts of northern Mozambique on Tuesday, days after Cyclone Kenneth made landfall. Officials have recorded at least 38 deaths so far, but several affected regions remain inaccessible. Mozambique’s national weather service on Monday said moderate to strong rain will persist across the region over the next 24 hours.

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