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.

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.

New passport for ex-Haiti leader Aristide

2011-02-07 22:24

The Haitian government has issued a new passport to former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, enabling him to end his exile in South Africa.

Duvalier claims Hatian democratic process

2011-02-02 13:46

Former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier credits himself with starting Haiti's democratic process with his 1986 flight into exile, it has emerged in an interview.

US: No plans to stop Haiti aid

2011-01-31 13:02

The US says it has no plans to halt aid to Haiti in spite of a crisis over who will be the nation's next leader but does insist the president's candidate be dropped from the race.

Haiti's 'Sweet Mickey' takes centre stage

2011-01-27 10:34

Flamboyant Haitian singer Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly has been propelled to the forefront of the quake-hit nation's presidential race.

'Baby Doc' adds new twist to Haiti's woes

2011-01-18 10:35

The return of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has left many wondering if this will prompt renewed conflict in the troubled country.

Where did all that Haiti aid money go?

2011-01-12 14:01

International donors pledged almost 10 billion dollars to reconstruct Haiti. So, one year after the earthquake, where is all that money and why has so little progress been made?

Haiti mourning earthquake dead

2011-01-11 19:39

Haiti has begun two days of remembrance ceremonies in honour of the nearly quarter million people who died in an earthquake a year ago.

Haiti ballot drama

2011-01-10 21:27

International monitors are recommending that the government-backed candidate in Haiti's presidential election be removed from the ballot in the run-off vote.

Haitian authorities delay vote results

2010-12-20 08:59

Electoral authorities in Haiti say they have decided to delay publication of final presidential election results until a probe of the controversial vote is finished.

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.

2 left in Haiti presidential race

2010-12-08 13:04

Haitian voters face a stark choice in the presidential run-off between an academic vying to be the nation's first female leader and a government technocrat who is 22 years her junior.

Vote limbo, cholera fears wreck Haiti

2010-12-03 12:59

Tensions are simmering in Haiti as its political future hangs in the balance with protesters renewing charges of vote-rigging and cholera fears leading to deadly mob violence.

Haiti elections validated despite chaos

2010-11-29 14:19

Haiti's elections have been validated by the Provisional Election Council after a chaotic day that saw two people killed and 12 of 18 presidential candidates complain of fraud.

Fraud concerns ahead of Haiti vote

2010-11-26 14:03

Fraud fears have dogged the run-up to presidential elections in Haiti, a nation gripped by cholera and struggling to rebuild after a devastating earthquake.

Anti-UN riots spread to Haiti capital

2010-11-19 11:39

Hundreds of Haitians have clashed with UN troops they blame for a worsening cholera outbreak, as pre-election violence spreads to the capital after days of rioting in the north.

Haiti, donors face huge task

2010-03-28 18:13

"Retou ala Vi. Ayiti Pap Peri" (Back to life, Haiti will not die) reads the banner beside a crowded camp of earthquake survivors in the heart of the wrecked capital Port-au-Prince.

Preval: Deaths up to 300 000

2010-02-22 21:11

The president of Haiti has said the death toll from his country's earthquake could reach 300 000 once all the bodies are recovered.

Haiti death toll now 180 000

2010-01-31 14:32

Haitian President Rene Preval has apologised for his long silence during the two and a half weeks since the earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince, claiming at least 180 000 lives.


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.

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.

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.

Haiti, pressured, sets presidency run-off

2011-02-04 09:25

Haiti has heeded foreign pressure and amended the results of its election, setting up a presidential run-off that excludes a candidate hit by fraud allegations.

Haiti: Aristide eligible for passport

2011-02-01 09:00

Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is eligible for a passport but has not applied for one, say Haitian officials.

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.

Haiti: Aristide also 'ready to return'

2011-01-20 10:00

Haitians adjusting to the sudden return of one exiled ex-president could soon have another on their hands.

Former Haitian dictator 'Baby Doc' returns

2011-01-17 10:02

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has returned to Haiti nearly 25 years after a popular uprising against his brutal dictatorship forced him into exile.

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: Still in ruins a year after quake

2011-01-11 14:04

Exactly a year after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, less than 5% of debris has been cleared and most Haitians are still reeling from the tragedy.

Preval not to blame, says wife

2011-01-08 12:39

He's been accused of rigging the election of his successor, but Elisabeth Preval, wife of the outgoing Haitian president, says her husband's not to blame for the country's political mess.

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.

Protests greet Haiti election results

2010-12-08 15:23

Furious supporters of eliminated candidates have set fires and put up barricades in the streets of Haiti's capital following the announcement of election results.

Haiti awaits election results

2010-12-07 13:39

Haiti is bracing for results of its troubled elections, which have generated fraud charges, protests, sporadic violence and may result in a second round.

Haiti: Candidates take back fraud claims

2010-11-30 11:34

Two leading presidential candidates in Haiti have rowed back on allegations the polls had been rigged as international election monitors declared Haiti's elections valid.

Calls to cancel Haiti election

2010-11-28 22:11

Nearly all the major candidates in Haiti's presidential election have backed a statement calling for the cancellation of the election.

Stark choices in Haiti election battle

2010-11-25 10:04

Gripped by cholera, Haiti is gearing up for its first presidential elections since January's devastating earthquake, with three vastly different candidates as front-runners.

Haiti cholera outbreak kills 142

2010-10-22 20:25

At least 142 people have died in a cholera outbreak, and aid groups are rushing in medicine and other supplies to Haiti.

Aftershock causes panic in Haiti

2010-02-23 18:04

An aftershock has caused panic on the streets of Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, six weeks after a massive quake devastated the city.

Haiti government criticised

2010-02-02 21:39

At a gravel pit where countless earthquake victims have been dumped, mourners turned a remembrance ceremony into one of the first political rallies since the disaster.

Haiti 'cannot cope with aid'

2010-01-20 12:39

Haiti's President Rene Preval says emergency teams face difficulties co-ordinating the huge deliveries of aid reaching his quake-stricken country.

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