UN says it was involved in introducing cholera to Haiti

2016-08-19 14:28

The United Nations has said for the first time that it has been involved in the introduction of cholera to Haiti and needs to do "much more" to end the suffering of those affected, estimated at more than 800 000 people.

Haiti to redo disputed presidential election

2016-06-07 09:26

The electoral council of Haiti has decided to redo a presidential election that a special commission determined was marred by fraud.

Delivery of supplies not enough to end Haiti hospital strike

2016-05-13 18:33

The Haitian government has delivered a truckload of basic medical supplies to Haiti's largest public hospital but resident doctors say it's not nearly enough to end their weeks-old strike.

Haiti farmers peeved over US peanuts

2016-04-16 12:26

A US plan to donate tons of surplus peanuts to Haiti has set off a debate about whether such food aid helps or hurts the impoverished Caribbean nation deal with chronic hunger.

Haitian leader Martelly bids farewell

2016-02-08 07:41

President Michel Martelly has made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was again delayed.

2 Rwanda UN police officers shot in Haiti

2015-12-31 22:20

Haiti officials say two female UN police officers from Rwanda have been shot dead in their home in northern Haiti.

Amnesty: Haitians in Dominican Republic 'ghost citizens'

2015-11-20 09:39

The Dominican Republic violated international law by stripping several generations of people of Haitian descent of their citizenship, Amnesty International has found.

Haiti heads to polls, holds breath

2015-10-25 09:04

Haitians are going to the polls to vote for a new president, the climax of a contest heaving with 54 candidates in a country notorious for chronic political instability.

Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti's humanitarian crisis

2015-08-19 11:22

Climate Change, cholera and the return of thousands of emigrants from the neighbouring Dominican Republican are fuelling a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the UN has warned.

Haiti heads to polls for long-delayed elections

2015-08-09 22:26

After nearly four years of delays, Haiti staged legislative elections in a vote overshadowed by fears of violence and poor turnout in the impoverished Caribbean nation.


Swedish tourist killed by gunmen in Haiti capital

2016-06-28 10:45

Authorities say a Swedish tourist has been fatally shot while walking with his girlfriend in a hillside district above Haiti's capital amid what authorities are describing as an uptick of violent incidents.

Haiti panel recommends throwing out results of disputed vote

2016-05-31 08:08

A special verification commission in Haiti is recommending throwing out the disputed results of last year's first-round presidential election and holding a new vote.

Nine dead after Haiti weekend storms

2016-05-02 22:29

A boat capsized in rough waters off Haiti during a violent weekend storm, killing eight people, while another was swept away by a river.

Woman hid child in bag on Paris flight

2016-03-09 21:03

A woman who flew into Paris from Istanbul this week was found to have hidden a four-year-old girl in a bag on the plane.

Probe: Haiti vote was marred by fraud

2016-01-04 11:25

An independent panel says Haiti's first round of presidential and legislative voting has been marred by fraud.

Star Wars fans in Haiti can't watch the new movie

2015-12-22 17:00

Without a single functioning movie theatre in their country, Haitians have been feeling left out in recent days.

In Haiti, tyre barricades burn as candidate alleges fraud

2015-10-30 08:05

One of Haiti's top presidential candidates has charged that ballots checked with his name have been destroyed or discarded, prompting small groups of supporters to burn tire barricades in a few sections of the capital.

Haiti drought cuts harvests, lifts prices

2015-08-27 08:38

A severe drought in Haiti has led to acute water shortages, shrivelled harvests and raised food prices, weakening the fragile food supply.

2 dead in Haiti election violence - parties

2015-08-11 11:00

Two people have been killed during Haiti’s long-delayed legislative elections, political parties say, amid violence that forced some polling stations to close early.

17 000 Haitians return voluntarily

2015-06-26 22:24

More than 17 000 undocumented Haitians have voluntarily left the Dominican Republic since the end of a controversial registration process that left thousands of people facing deportation.

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