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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 […]

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Wife of assassinated Haiti president describes that night her husband was ‘riddled’ with bullets

The wife of assassinated Haiti president described the moment assassins “riddled” her husband with bullets after bursting into their home in the middle of the night. Martine Moïse said the attack happened so quickly, her husband Jovenel was unable to “say a single word”. President Moïse was killed on 7 July, allegedly by 28 foreign […]

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Haiti requests United Nations, United States to send troops after president’s assassination

The Caribbean island of Haiti has requested the United Nations and the United States to send reinforcements to help secure key infrastructure after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise plunged the country into political turmoil. A letter from the prime minister’s office dated July 7, the same day Moise was assassinated, was aimed “to support […]

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Haiti Political Crisis: Two men claim to be Haiti’s prime minister after president’s assassination

The assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse earlier this week has created confusion over who should lead Haiti, at least until elections are held. The rules in the constitution have been muddied by the fact there is currently no National Assembly, disputes meant elections in October 2019 did not happen so it cannot choose another […]

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Group of 28 foreign hitmen organised assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse

A group of 28 foreign hitmen, including retired Colombian soldiers, assassinated Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse earlier this week, police said. After a gun battle in the capital Port-au-Prince, 17 people were detained, some at the house they were using, others after entering Taiwan’s diplomatic compound. Three suspects were killed by police and eight are still […]

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Jovenel Moïse: Haiti president shot dead by group of unidentified gunmen

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated and his wife wounded in an attack at their home, the interim prime minister announced. A group of unidentified gunmen attacked Moïse’s private residence overnight on Wednesday and shot him dead, interim Premier Claude Joseph announced. Joseph said he was now in charge of the country and urged the […]

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10 people including 5 priests, 2 nuns kidnapped in Haiti, demand $1 million ransom

Five priests, two nuns and 3 others were abducted together while they were “on their way to the installation of a new parish” in Haiti near the capital of Port-au-Prince. The kidnappers have demanded a ransom of $1 million for the group’s release. Among the kidnapped are French citizens. Authorities suspect an armed gang called […]

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Haiti Jail Break: 25 Dead, 400 Prisoners On The Run

Over 400 prisoners are on the run in Haiti after escaping from a jail near the capital, Port-au-Prince. Authorities said 25 people died following Thursday’s mass escape from the Croix-des-Bouquets prison, including the prison director. The victims included bystanders who were caught up in the violence, officials said. One of those who fled, a powerful […]

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Haiti: Violent protests erupt against price hike and corruption

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Haiti amid violent protest against President Jovenel Moïse. A police station was looted and stripped bare, and shops and banks were attacked in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Police responded by firing tear gas and live ammunition. Fuel shortages, rising prices and allegations of government corruption have fuelled […]