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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.

Haiti vote results contested, spark protests

Port-au-prince - Businessman Jovenel Moise's election as Haiti's next president was challenged by losing rival candidates, signaling more political upheaval in the troubled nation as sporadic protests erupted in the capital.

Presidential frontrunner wants to lift Haiti's fortunes with farming

Port-au-prince - The man who appears to have won the first round of Haiti's presidential election, Jovenel Moise, says he wants to lift the Caribbean country out of poverty by reviving its agricultural sector.

Moise wants to lift Haiti's fortunes with farming

Port-au-prince - The man who appears to have won the first round of Haiti's presidential election, Jovenel Moise, says he wants to lift the Caribbean country out of poverty by reviving its agricultural sector.

Moise wins Haiti presidential vote in first round: early results

Port-au-prince - Businessman Jovenel Moise appealed for unity after official preliminary results showed he won Haiti's presidential election in the first round.

Haiti's leader calls for calm before election results released

Port-au-prince - Haiti's interim leader Jocelerme Privert on Monday called for calm before preliminary results from the first round of the Caribbean country's presidential election are released later in the day.

Haitians vote in hopes of restoring constitutional order

Port-au-prince - Haitians cast their ballots Sunday for president and members of the legislature in elections that had been delayed for more than a year by a constitutional crisis.Nearly 6.

Haitians vote hoping to restore constitutional order

Port-au-prince - Haitians go to the polls Sunday to elect a president and lawmakers, in hopes of restoring the country to constitutional order after more than a year of political crisis.Nearly 6.

Haiti struggles to organize vote in hurricane's aftermath

Les Cayes - Tensions are high at a school in the Haitian city of Les Cayes where victims of Hurricane Matthew have been housed for six weeks but worry they will be thrown out to make way for voting Sunday.

Haiti's endless electoral crisis

Port-au-prince - More than six million Haitians are due to vote on Sunday in their latest attempt in an 18-month-long effort to choose a president and parliament.

A month post-hurricane, Haiti's most vulnerable desperate for aid

Jeremie - As she attempts to build a small shelter with old sheets, single mother Fabienne Jacynthe scolds children playing with the precious few rusty nails she could find.

Haiti aid hard to come by one month after hurricane

Les Cayes - In southern Haiti, trunks of uprooted trees still litter fields and beaches as if Hurricane Matthew blew through and left its trail of death and destruction only yesterday.

Haiti aid hard to come by one month after hurricane

Les Cayes - Uprooted trees still litter fields and beaches in southern Haiti, as if Hurricane Matthew left its trail of death and destruction only yesterday.

Hurricane Matthew damage tally in Haiti nearly $2 bn

Port-au-prince - Hurricane Matthew's devastating passage over southern Haiti on October 4 caused nearly $2 billion in damage, Haitian authorities announced.

One dead, three injured in Haiti aid distribution chaos

Port-au-prince - A teenage girl was killed and three people wounded by gunfire in Haiti when chaos broke out during humanitarian aid distribution to hurricane victims, the UN mission here said.

'Inhumane' conditions at Haiti hurricane shelters: UN expert

Port-au-prince - Haitians displaced by Hurricane Matthew are living in "inhumane" conditions in government-run shelters, a United Nations expert said Tuesday.

UN refusal to recognize role in Haiti cholera a 'debacle': expert

New York - The United Nations' refusal to recognize its legal responsiblity for Haiti's cholera epidemic is a debacle that must be turned into a success story, a UN expert said Tuesday.

UN struggles to raise funds for Haiti cholera victims

New York - The United Nations is struggling to raise $200 million to help the families of victims of a deadly outbreak of cholera in Haiti, a senior UN official said Monday.

Drones help identify post-Hurricane Matthew needs in Haiti

Jeremie - On a football field in the Haitian town of Jeremie, children gather to gape at a drone preparing to take off and document damage to the area caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Haiti hurricane victims, in makeshift camps, bemoan aid chaos

Jeremie - Rickety structures made of sheet metal and scrap wood are clustered along the road to the Haitian city of Jeremie, which still hasn't seen any aid nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew.

More than 100 inmates escape Haiti prison, one guard dead: official

Port-au-prince - At least 100 inmates, some of them armed, escaped a Haitian prison near the capital Port-au-Prince during a mutiny, killing at least one guard, a source close to the investigation said Sunday.

After the hurricane, cholera hits Haiti's suffering survivors

Jeremie - The rains inundating their ruined homes are no longer the biggest concern of the long-suffering people of Randelle: cholera is tearing through the isolated Haitian mountain village at devastating speed.

5 dead as storm pounds hurricane-stricken Haiti

Les Cayes - Five people were killed and one person was missing as torrential rains sparked flooding in Haiti, as the country still reels from devastating Hurricane Matthew, the Civil Protection Agency said Friday.

Haiti hurricane victims face choice: leave or rebuild

Les Cayes - The beach was like paradise. Then Hurricane Matthew turned it into a cemetery of coconut palm trees, with not a house left intact.

Haiti sees 800 new cholera cases after hurricane

Geneva - Haiti recorded nearly 800 cases of cholera the week after it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, as health officials grapple to contain the disease.

Pentagon wraps up helicopter relief ops in Haiti

Washington - US military helicopters sent to provide humanitarian relief in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew have almost completed their mission and should leave in the coming days, a senior official said Tuesday.

Haiti hurricane victims lose hope of receiving aid

Les Cayes - It's been two weeks since Hurricane Matthew devastated southern Haiti, but large parts of the impoverished country's third-largest city of Les Cayes remain a wasteland and many residents have stopped expecting to receive any help.
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