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.

1 000s brace for deportations from Dominican Republic

2015-06-18 21:09

Thousands of people are bracing for deportation from the Dominican Republic after failing to obtain legal residency as part of a government programme to crack down on migrants.

UN: Sex exploitation by peacekeepers strongly underreported

2015-06-10 12:12

Members of a UN peacekeeping mission engaged in "transactional sex" with more than 225 Haitian women who said they needed to do so to obtain things like food and medication, a sign that sexual exploitation remains significantly underreported in such missions, according to a new report obtained by The Associated Press.

Haiti struggles to stem cholera

2015-05-30 10:27

The UN says the number of Haitians infected by cholera has risen more than 300% in the past year as a result of early rains and poor sanitation.

Pics: Beyoncé visits Haiti in a UN mission trip

2015-05-18 14:19

Pop queen Beyoncé has paid a visit to Haiti to look at the progress made since an earthquake devastated the country five years ago.

5 years after quake, Haiti hospital clings to hope

2015-05-09 12:51

In the five years since Port-au-Prince was devastated by an earthquake, staff at Haiti's largest hospital have had to resort to examining patients in shipping containers.

Haiti mourning after carnival accident kills 16

2015-02-18 06:01

Haiti is observing a day of mourning after at least 16 people died when a high-voltage cable hit a parade float in the capital Port-au-Prince.

At least 15 electrocuted in Haiti Carnival accident

2015-02-17 15:49

At least 15 people died after being electrocuted by a high-voltage cable as they were riding a Carnival parade float in Haiti, emergency officials have said.


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.

Haiti: Dominican deportations causing humanitarian crisis

2015-06-26 10:59

Haiti's prime minister has warned that the Dominican Republic is creating a humanitarian crisis with its crackdown on migrants, noting that 14 000 people have crossed the border into Haiti in less than a week.

UN peacekeepers: Sex for cellphones

2015-06-11 21:10

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report.

In Haiti, conservation efforts focus on coastlines

2015-06-08 11:01

In this overfished area of northern Haiti, fishermen who want a catch big enough for a meal say they must travel three hours in a boat to the Dominican Republic, where they scour the reefs of a national park and risk arrest, beatings or even death.

Cheap Chinese bikes cause chaos in Haiti

2015-05-27 10:49

An influx of cheap motorbikes in Haiti multiplies mayhem on the countries already lawless roads. A study finds bikes are to blame for 80% of crashes on the island!

French president to make rare visit to Haiti

2015-05-12 07:40

French leader Francois Hollande will make the second visit ever by a sitting president of France to its once prized possession of Haiti, where bountiful resources and brutal plantation slavery made it the European nation's most profitable colony.

Haiti announces dates for elections

2015-03-13 10:03

Haiti's electoral council has announced dates for the Caribbean nation's long overdue legislative and municipal elections, as well as a presidential vote later this year.

Haiti cancels last day of carnival after deaths

2015-02-17 22:01

Haiti's government cancelled the last day of carnival and announced three days of mourning after 16 people were killed and 78 injured when a carnival float hit a power line.

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.

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