Haiti


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.

 

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.

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.

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