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Refugee vessel sinks off Haiti, leaves 40 missing

October 16, 2017 6:00 pm
Refugee vessel sinks off Haiti, leaves 40 missing

Suffering severe poverty at home, many Haitian refugees attempt to reach other places by boat. (File photo by AFP) A refugee vessel has sunk off the northern coast of the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving 40 people missing. Haiti’s civil emergency agency said seven people were rescued on Sunday during […]

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Refugee vessel sinks off Haiti, leaves 40 missing

6:00 pm
Refugee vessel sinks off Haiti, leaves 40 missing

Suffering severe poverty at home, many Haitian refugees attempt to reach other places by boat. (File photo by AFP) A refugee vessel has sunk off the northern coast of the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving 40 people missing. Haiti’s civil emergency agency said seven people were rescued on Sunday during […]

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United Nations ending peacekeeping mission in Haiti

October 5, 2017 11:00 am
United Nations ending peacekeeping mission in Haiti

Brazilian soldiers march during the ceremony marking the end of Brazilian military activities at the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH) in Port-au-Prince on August 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil […]

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United Nations ending peacekeeping mission in Haiti

11:00 am
United Nations ending peacekeeping mission in Haiti

Brazilian soldiers march during the ceremony marking the end of Brazilian military activities at the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH) in Port-au-Prince on August 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil […]

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Bus crash into crowd in Haiti kills 38 people, injures 14

March 13, 2017 11:30 am
Bus crash into crowd in Haiti kills 38 people, injures 14

The bus crashed outside Gonaives after travelling from Cap Haitien. At least 38 people were killed and dozens of others have been injured when a bus went out of control and hit a band of street musicians in northern Haiti. At least 14 people were taken to nearby hospitals in […]

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Runaway bus kills 34, injures 15 in Haiti

March 12, 2017 7:28 pm
Runaway bus kills 34, injures 15 in Haiti

This file photo shows a bus on a street in Gonaives, Haiti. At least 34 people have been killed by a runaway bus in northwestern Haiti. The head of Haiti’s civil protection office said Sunday that the accident had taken place earlier in the morning in the city of Gonaives, […]

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Former Haiti president Rene Preval dead at 74

March 3, 2017 8:51 pm
Former Haiti president Rene Preval dead at 74

Rene Preval Haiti’s former president Rene Preval, an agronomist and champion of the poor who served two terms as the country’s leader, has died after suffering cardiac arrest, local media reported Friday, citing his sister. He was 74. With a reputation as an honest and efficient administrator, Preval served as […]

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Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti’s new president after long-running crisis

February 7, 2017 2:36 pm
Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti’s new president after long-running crisis

New Haitian President Jovenel Moise, center, sits after receiving his sash during his inauguration at the Haitian Parliament in Port-au-Prince, February 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Jovenel Moise has been sworn in as Haiti’s new president, which brings an end to the protracted electoral crisis and political turmoil that had […]

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Halting Haiti’s cholera outbreak requires more funds: UN

December 31, 2016 7:30 pm
Halting Haiti’s cholera outbreak requires more funds: UN

A Haitian man with cholera symptoms is being carry to a small clinic, in Randelle, Haiti, on October 19, 2016. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations has expressed concern over the persistence of a cholera epidemic in the Caribbean nation of Haiti due to lack of funding.  The spate of the waterborne disease […]

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Least Developed Countries falling further behind, UN warns

December 13, 2016 10:30 pm
Least Developed Countries falling further behind, UN warns

Haitian women walk in the rain in the commune of Chadonyer, southwestern Haiti, October 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A UN report has warned that the planet’s poorest countries are falling further behind the rest of the world. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in its annual […]

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