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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

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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

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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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Protests erupt in Haiti against presidential election results

November 30, 2016 10:30 pm
Protests erupt in Haiti against presidential election results

A protester burns tires while supporters of Fanmi Lavalas political party march to claim the victory of their candidate in the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 27, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Haiti appears to be teetering on the brink of a political and social upheaval again. The preliminary results from the […]

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Haitians elect banana exporter Jovenel Moise as president

November 29, 2016 6:00 pm
Haitians elect banana exporter Jovenel Moise as president

Presidential candidate Jovenel Moise, from the PHTK party, speaks during a press conference in Port-au-Prince, Jan. 4, 2016. (Photo by AP) People in Haiti have chosen businessman Jovenel Moise as their next president in the first round of the presidential election avoiding the runoff, official early results reveal. Political novice […]

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Haiti tense as both parties claim presidential win

November 22, 2016 11:30 am
Haiti tense as both parties claim presidential win

A police officer points his rifle at supporters of presidential candidate Maryse Narcisse from Fanmi Lavalas political party during a protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 21, 2016. (Photo by AP) Haiti is going through a renewed phase of political tensions, with the two biggest parties each claiming victory for their […]

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Haitians go to long-awaited polls to pick president, parliamentarians

November 20, 2016 9:30 pm
Haitians go to long-awaited polls to pick president, parliamentarians

A voter casts his ballot at a polling station at the Lycee National of Petion Ville in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, on November 20, 2016 during the presidential and legislative elections. (AFP photo) Elections have begun in Haiti as people hope to turn the country into a functional democracy. People […]

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Starving 800,000 Haitians urgently need food after Hurricane Matthew

November 4, 2016 6:00 am
Starving 800,000 Haitians urgently need food after Hurricane Matthew

Residents of Dumoi were desperate to get some supplies as many had not eaten in days. Photo / Washington Post / Sarah L. Voisin There is no food, so along the road through the mountains there are children begging for something to eat. Most of the trucks rumble past with […]

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