Haiti announces new govt amid political crisis

2015-01-19 16:30

Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced the formation of a new government via Facebook in a bid to rescue the impoverished Caribbean nation from political crisis.

Haitian president urges unity for 2014

2014-01-02 10:19

Haiti's President Michel Martelly has urged his fellow citizens to come together to rebuild the poverty-stricken country devastated by an earthquake nearly four years ago.

Aristide 'developing' political party

2013-05-06 11:02

Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is trying to rebuild his political party as the Caribbean nation prepares for legislative and local elections, says a prominent hotelier.

Christmas misery in Haiti camp

2012-12-24 09:06

While people around the world celebrate the arrival of Christmas, residents of a refugee camp in Haiti say hunger and want will mark the holiday, like every other day of the year.

Tropical Storm makes landfall in Haiti

2012-08-25 12:00

Tropical Storm Isaac has hit Haiti with driving rain and gale-force winds in the impoverished nation still reeling from the effects of a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Haiti president attacked during carnival

2012-02-18 10:00

Haitian President Michel Martelly has been attacked as he walked in a Carnival procession in downtown Port-au-Prince, but he escaped unharmed.

Haitians protest withdrawal of UN troops

2011-09-15 16:30

Protesters calling for the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers from Haiti have clashed with police outside the earthquake-damaged Haitian National Palace.

Haiti's Martelly vows 'rule of law'

2011-05-06 15:31

Haiti's president-elect Michel Martelly has vowed to impose a legal crackdown after his inauguration amid a lingering dispute over legislative election results.

Haiti vote result goes unchallenged

2011-04-08 10:26

The loser in the second-round presidential runoff in Haiti, former first lady Mirlande Manigat, says she will not challenge the results that give the office to Michel Martelly.

Haiti's new president faces vast challenges

2011-04-05 13:27

Musician Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly has scored a come-from-behind victory in Haiti's presidential run-off, easily defeating a former first lady for the leadership of a country facing enormous challenges.

Haiti run-off mostly calm

2011-03-21 08:30

Haitians have voted to elect a president for their country, choosing between a singer and a former first lady in a run-off called generally peaceful by observers.

Intractable problems beset Haiti

2011-03-17 11:56

Haiti has defied numerous attempts to dredge it from a seemingly endless cycle of political and economic mismanagement.

Wyclef Jean supports friend's Haiti bid

2011-02-17 20:14

Hip-hop musician Wyclef Jean has endorsed the candidacy of carnival singer Michel Martelly in his bid to become the next president of Haiti.

Haiti candidate refuses to confirm exit

2011-01-28 10:03

Presidential candidate Jude Celestin has refused to confirm that he is withdrawing from Haiti's disputed electoral race after the ruling party pulled its support for him.

Bill Clinton urges objectivity in Haiti

2010-12-15 11:01

Former US president Bill Clinton has called for an "objective" recount in disputed Haiti elections, saying a transparently fair result is imperative for the nation's recovery.

Election results appeal urged in Haiti

2010-12-13 11:57

Key ambassadors to Haiti and other international organisations have urged Haiti's presidential candidates to avoid violence by pursuing legal means to challenge the election results.


Haiti leader names Evans Paul as new PM

2014-12-26 10:00

Haitian President Michel Martelly has named veteran politician Evans Paul prime minister to lead a new government, as he seeks to defuse a crisis over long-delayed elections.

Haiti's Martelly meets with ex-president Aristide

2013-09-19 10:03

Haitian President Michel Martelly has held a private meeting with his predecessor, two-time President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Haiti creates body for elections

2013-04-13 20:00

The government of President Michel Martelly has formed a nine-member electoral council in charge of laying out an electoral calendar and registering political parties and voters.

US hails Haiti post-quake reconstruction

2012-10-23 10:50

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hailed reconstruction after the devastating 2010 earthquake, drawing parallels between the "American dream" and the "Haitian dream".

Haiti protest signals political tension

2012-03-01 10:18

Several thousand supporters of two-time president Jean-Bertrand Aristide have filled the streets of Haiti’s capital, accusing the country’s leader of not doing enough to improve their lives.

Haiti crisis still reeling, says UN

2011-09-30 08:47

The UN aid chief has called for continued humanitarian assistance to Haiti, stressing the crisis in a country still reeling from last year’s monster earthquake.

Haiti leader's 2nd pick for PM rejected

2011-08-03 10:05

Lawmakers have rejected Haitian President Michel Martelly's new choice for prime minister, blocking his efforts to install a government and move ahead with rebuilding the country.

Haiti's pop star president takes the helm

2011-04-21 11:42

Michel Martelly, a Haitian popular singer known by the stage name "Sweet Micky", has officially been declared Haiti's next president, say officials.

Troubles ahead for Haiti victor Martelly

2011-04-06 13:29

The landslide election victory of Haiti's next president Michel Martelly looks like the easy part as a host of difficulties lie ahead.

Martelly is Haiti election winner: official

2011-04-04 23:15

A senior Haiti electoral council official says singer Michel Martelly is the winner of Haiti's presidential election.

Joyous welcome awaits Aristide in Haiti

2011-03-18 10:03

Jean-Bertrand Aristide's most ardent followers are waiting joyously in the last few hours until the former president, considered by many a champion of the poor, returns from exile.

Haiti presidential hopefuls start campaigns

2011-02-18 10:55

The two candidates in Haiti's presidential runoff election have launched their official campaigns, providing voters with a sharp contrast in tone and style.

Duvalier 'dreams' of Haiti reconciliation

2011-02-08 11:48

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier has said in a radio interview that he dreams of "national reconciliation" led by all of Haiti's former presidents.

Haiti grieves its quarter million dead

2011-01-12 10:13

Haitians are grieving for the nearly quarter of a million people wiped out in last year's earthquake, while praying for their beleaguered country to be given another chance.

Haiti risking aid freeze: US

2010-12-14 14:53

The United States and Canada have signalled mounting impatience with the leaders of Haiti warning them to make greater efforts to resolve their nation's problems or risk an aid freeze.

Four dead in Haiti vote protests

2010-12-09 09:33

Thousands of protesters have rampaged through Haitian towns, torching buildings in clashes that have left four dead after election results triggered accusations of vote-rigging.

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