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5.3 magnitude earthquakes rattles southern Haiti; 2 dead, 50 injured, 800 houses damaged

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller tremors have struck southwest Haiti, killing at least two people, sending panicked residents into the streets and forcing authorities to close schools. The US Geological Survey said the first earthquake on Monday morning struck near the city of Les Cayes, about 200km west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, […]

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Jamaica detains ex-Haitian senator accused of assassinating Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Jamaican authorities arrested a former Haitian senator who is a prime suspect in the murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. John Joel Joseph was arrested on Friday, Jamaica Constabulary Force spokesman Dennis Brooks said. Mr Moïse was shot dead on 7 July by gunmen who stormed his residence in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. Soon after, […]

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Haiti: Two journalists shot and burned alive on the outskirts of capital Port-au-Prince

Two Haitian journalists have been shot and burned alive on the outskirts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, according to one of their employers. Wilguens Louissaint and Amady John Wesley had travelled to an area where rival gangs are fighting for control. Mr Wesley’s employer, Écoute FM, said in a statement he was “savagely” killed while reporting […]

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Haiti: More than 60 people killed in fuel tanker explosion

More than 60 people have been killed after a fuel tanker exploded in northern Haiti, officials say. Reports say the vehicle was involved in an accident in the city of Cap-Haïtien, and the victims had been trying to gather leaking fuel when it ignited. Local hospitals have been overwhelmed by those injured in the blast. […]

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Haiti: Gang leader threatens to kill American missionary hostages if he doesn’t get $17 million

The leader of the gang that kidnapped 17 US and Canadian missionaries in Haiti has threatened to kill them if he doesn’t get what he wants, according to a video released on Thursday. The video appears to show Wilson Joseph, who goes by the alias Lanmò Sanjou, or Death Without Days speaking at a funeral […]

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Haiti gang wants $17 million ransom for kidnapped North American missionaries: Report

The gang that kidnapped a group of 17 American and Canadian missionaries in Haiti has asked for $1 million each for their release, a top Haitian official said on Monday. The 16 American citizens and one Canadian were kidnapped by the powerful “400 Mawozo” gang on Saturday after visiting an orphanage in Croix-des-Bouquets, a northeast […]

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Haiti: Notorious gang 400 Mawozo accused of North American missionary kidnap

A notorious gang is behind the kidnap of a group of North American missionaries near Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, officials say. The five men, seven women and five children were returning from a visit to an orphanage when they were abducted on Saturday. The Catholic Church has previously described the situation as “a descent into hell”, […]

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At least 17 American Christian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Haiti officials say up to 17 American missionaries have been kidnapped in Haiti on Saturday, The New York Times reported. The Christian missionaries were leaving an orphanage and traveling to the airport to drop some members off when they were kidnapped by a gang in Port-au-Prince. Haitian officials were shocked by the act of abducting […]

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Ariel Henry: Haiti PM barred from leaving country amid his involvement in assassination of president

The Prime Minister of Haiti Ariel Henry has been banned from leaving the country amid an investigation into his alleged involvement in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. A prosecutor is seeking charges against Mr Henry, who has been asked to explain his links with a key suspect in the killing, Joseph Felix Badio. Records […]

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Haiti Earthquake: Death toll nears 1,300 as hospitals run out of space

Haiti’s hospitals have been swamped by thousands of injured residents after a devastating earthquake the day before killed at least 1,297 people as authorities raced to bring doctors to the worst-hit areas before a major storm hits. The 7.2 magnitude quake on Saturday destroyed thousands of homes and buildings in a Caribbean nation which is […]

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Haiti Earthquake: Hundreds killed, thousands injured after dreadful 7.2 magnitude quake

Hundreds of people have been killed and hospitals are overwhelmed after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake destroyed towns in Haiti. Authorities said at least 1,800 are injured after people fled their homes fearing they might collapse, as churches, hotels and other buildings were reduced to rubble on Saturday. Haiti’s civil protection agency said rescue workers and bystanders […]

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Jovenel Moise: Slain Haitian president laid to rest in his hometown amid violence

The body of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise was returned to his hometown Friday for a private funeral amid heavy security following violent protests and fears of political volatility in the Caribbean nation. Moise’s body arrived shortly after dawn at his family’s seaside property where the funeral is being held. Six officials carried the brown […]