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22 Nov 2018
After deadly weekend protests calling for his resignation, followed by a general strike, Haitian President Jovenel Moise emerged late Wednesday to reaffirm his legitimacy and appeal for calm in a televised address.
14 Oct 2018
In 1790, the American diplomat and politician Gouverneur Morris compared the French and American Revolutions, saying that the French ‘have taken Genius...
8 Oct 2018
In Port-de-Paix, the Haitian city hardest hit by a strong earthquake, medical personnel at the Immaculate Conception Hospital of Port-de-Paix are struggling to treat the wounded -- and helplessly looked on as some didn't make it.
16 Sep 2018
Lawmakers at Haiti's lower house voted in favor of the new government in the early hours of Sunday after a marathon session lasting more than 10 hours. New prime minister, Jean-Henry Ceant, had responded to questions through the night before majority lawmakers demanded an end to the debate over opposition objections. In a heated atmosphere,…
26 Aug 2018
On August 21, 1791, on a night that threatened the mother of all tropical storms, a number of slaves broke the rules of their plantations and gathered at Caiiman Woods...
9 Aug 2018
After their opening day loss to Germany at the on-going FIFA Women U-20 World Cup in France, the pressure is on the Falconets of Nigeria to win today’s second Group D game against Haiti in St. Malo.
7 Jul 2018
Haiti's prime minister on Saturday called for patience from residents of the Caribbean nation amid deadly protests over an unpopular fuel price rise. At least one person has died there in the past day. The capital Port-au-Prince has stood paralyzed since Friday afternoon with major routes blocked, following the government announcement that gasoline prices would…
19 Feb 2018
British aid charity Oxfam on Monday released its internal report into a scandal in Haiti that has shattered its reputation, revealing that a former top official admitted to paying for sex and three staff physically threatened a witness.
16 Feb 2018
British charity Oxfam unveiled an action plan Friday to tackle sexual misconduct following the "stain" of a prostitution scandal but the man at the centre of the allegations denied organising orgies.
13 Feb 2018
Haiti's president Jovenel Moise decried Oxfam's handling of a prostitution scandal in the Caribbean nation, calling the situation a "serious violation of human dignity."
12 Jan 2018
US President Donald Trump tweeted a denial Friday after he was quoted as describing African and other states as "shithole countries," amid an international furor over the remarks.
12 Jan 2018
President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out in a Thursday meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the US should accept citizens from what he called "shithole" countries.

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