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Haiti ex-president Aristide's convoy comes under fire

Port-au-prince - The motorcade of ex-Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide came under fire in the capital Monday after he appeared as a witness in a money laundering case, his lawyer said.

UN proposes shutting down Haiti peacekeeping mission

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is proposing to shut down the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti by October and replace it with a much smaller UN presence, according to a report obtained by AFP on Monday.

UN Haiti cholera fund still falls short despite British aid

New York - A new appeal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for funding to help Haiti's cholera victims has fallen short, with only Britain responding to the call, UN officials said Friday.

Bus in Haiti flees accident, kills 38: officials

Gona - A bus speeding away from a hit-and-run accident plowed into dozens of street musicians in northern Haiti on Sunday, killing 38 people, officials said.

Haiti pays last respects to Rene Preval, champion of rural poor

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian President Rene Preval was buried Saturday after a state funeral in Port-au-Prince, a final tribute to a beloved champion of the rural poor.Preval, who served two terms as president, died on March 3 at age 74.

Haitians honor Preval on eve of state funeral

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitians, from the president to ordinary citizens, paid their respects Friday to late former leader Rene Preval, a champion of the poor, on the eve of his state funeral.

Haiti to bury ex-president Preval in state funeral

Port-au-prince - Haiti's late ex-president Rene Preval, a champion of the poor who served two terms as the country's leader, will be honored with a state funeral, a source close to his family said on Sunday.

Former Haiti president Preval, champion of poor, dies

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former president Rene Preval, an agronomist and champion of the poor who served two terms as the country's leader, died Friday, officials said. He was 74.

Haitians' ire over carnival spending amid hurricane's ruins

Les Cayes - Starjuin Regent is still waiting for Haitian government aid to help him rebuild his fishing business, which was destroyed last year by Hurricane Matthew.

UN Haiti cholera fund fails to draw pledges

New York - A UN fund set up for Haiti's cholera victims is failing to draw support, with only two percent of the needed $400 million raised so far, according to a letter by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Review: Michael Brun charms on new track 'Gaya' featuring J. Perry Special

Haitian DJ and producer Michael Brun is back with his new track "Gaya," where he collaborates with Lakou Mizik & J. Perry.

UN says near-term end to Haiti peacekeeping mission is 'likely'

Port-au-prince - The United Nations is likely to withdraw its peacekeeping troops from Haiti, a top UN official said Thursday, scaling back the 12-year mission blamed for a 2010 cholera epidemic.

Haiti premier resigns, allowing Moise to form government

Port-au-prince - Haitian Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles resigned Thursday, opening the door for the country's new president, Jovenel Moise, to form a new government.

Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti's new president

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise was sworn in Tuesday as Haiti's 58th president, ending a protracted electoral crisis that had created a power vacuum in the impoverished, disaster-prone Caribbean nation.

Party of Haiti president-elect wins majority of parliament

Port-au-prince - The party of President-elect Jovenel Moise won a majority in both houses of Haiti's parliament according to results announced Friday, just days before he takes the oath of office.

Low turnout in Haiti's local elections

Port-au-prince - Haitians turned out in low numbers for local elections on Sunday, exhibiting little enthusiasm for the final step in an agonizing electoral marathon that is finally coming to a close.

Haiti's electoral marathon finally to come to an end

Port-au-prince - An agonizing electoral marathon that began in Haiti in 2015 with a presidential vote that was later annulled comes to a close with local elections on Sunday.

Haiti president-elect denies alleged money laundering

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moise on Wednesday dismissed accusations that he had laundered money as an "invention," after spending hours answering questions from an investigating judge.

Jovenel Moise: banana businessman now Haiti president

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise, a Haitian banana exporter who has never held political office, has survived the country's long-running electoral nightmare to become its next president.

Losers in Haitian election cry foul

Port-au-prince - The losers in Haiti's presidential election insisted Wednesday they will not recognise political neophyte Jovenel Moise as the winner, calling the officially declared result a political coup.

Haiti's president-elect faces daunting challenges

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise, the winner of Haiti's presidential elections, now faces the daunting challenge of leading a desperately poor and politically-divided Caribbean nation.

Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti's new president: official

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise won Haiti's presidential elections with 55.6 percent of the first round vote held on November 20, according to official results.

Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti's new president: official

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise won Haiti's presidential elections with 55.6 percent of the first round vote held on November 20, according to official results released Tuesday.

Fighting Haiti's cholera outbreak requires more funds: UN

Port-au-prince - The cholera outbreak that hit Haiti after Hurricane Matthew slammed the island has been contained but persists due to lack of funding, according to the United Nations.

Haiti's political uncertainty stunts economic growth

Port-au-prince - Haiti's economy expanded by only 1.4 percent this year, according to official figures released Wednesday, as the impoverished country's electoral crisis is discouraging investment, with prospects for 2017 even more dismal.

Haiti orders review of presidential vote results

Port-au-prince - Haiti's three main opposition parties won a victory in their challenge to last month's presidential election after the country's electoral court ordered a review of the preliminary results Monday night.

Haiti presidential candidates challenge vote results

Port-au-prince - Three Haitian presidential candidates have formally contested the election's preliminary results, their parties said Friday, after the vote count gave the ruling party's Jovenel Moise an outright victory in last month's first-round.

New Haiti leader claims victory and calls for order

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise, the provisional winner of Haiti's presidential election with 55 percent of the vote in the first round, has claimed victory, calling on demonstrators to stand down and restore order in the capital.

UN chief Ban apologizes to Haitian people over cholera epidemic

New York - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday apologized for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country.

Demonstrators against Haiti vote outcome clash with police

Port-au-prince - Haitian police stopped hundreds of demonstrators challenging the presidential election's outcome on Wednesday, blocking them, clashing with stone-throwers and lobbing tear gas to disperse the crowds.
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More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
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Waves crashing against a seawall behind the Annotto Bay Health Centre in St Mary  Jamaica.
Waves crashing against a seawall behind the Annotto Bay Health Centre in St Mary, Jamaica.
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Nissan partnered with the Clinton Foundation to bring 30 Nissan workhorse trucks to Haiti to assist ...
Nissan partnered with the Clinton Foundation to bring 30 Nissan workhorse trucks to Haiti to assist in moving relief supplies to isolated areas of the earthquake ravaged island.
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Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
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Storm evacuees load onto a bus to head for emergency shelters
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Photo credit: Fred Stottlemyer, International Action
A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50 000 Haitians.  Located in Port-au-Prince  this...
A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50,000 Haitians. Located in Port-au-Prince, this photograph clearly illustrates the lack of adequate shelter.
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Marushka and Pediatric Orthopaedic Physician Assistant  Kim O Brien  awaiting foot surgery at Le Hop...
Marushka and Pediatric Orthopaedic Physician Assistant, Kim O'Brien, awaiting foot surgery at Le Hopital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti following the earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
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French rescuers pull a man from rubble in Haiti
French rescuers pull a man from rubble in Haiti
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This photo was taken on November 28, 2010. peacekeeper
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October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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Satellite image showing deforestation in Haiti. This image depicts the border between Haiti (left) a...
Satellite image showing deforestation in Haiti. This image depicts the border between Haiti (left) and the Dominican Republic (right).
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In Jamaica and in Haiti  so many people have ignored the warnings to seek shelter.
In Jamaica and in Haiti, so many people have ignored the warnings to seek shelter.
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010, Mirebalais, Haiti.
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