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Tuesday 05 April 2011
Police patrolled the streets and businesses boarded up windows yesterday as Haitians awaited the delayed preliminary results from last month's presidential election.
Monday 21 March 2011
Haitians went to the polls yesterday to elect a new president amid the ruins of an earthquake that has left 800,000 people homeless, fears of a cholera outbreak and reports of campaign violence and ballot station chaos.
Saturday 19 March 2011
Former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti yesterday, ending seven years of exile in South Africa and ignoring US opposition to a homecoming some fear could disrupt Haiti's presidential election run-off tomorrow.
Friday 18 March 2011
The former president of Haiti, Jean Bertrand Aristide, was due to fly home from a seven-year exile in South Africa last night, against the wishes of the US and only days before the election of a new leader of the country. The drama that usually attends the comings and goings of the priest-turned-president was provided by the presence of a Hollywood star wanting to escort him back to Haiti and a phone call from US President Barack Obama who wanted to postpone Mr Aristide's departure.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Haiti's two presidential candidates have dismissed concerns that the apparently imminent return of the exiled former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, would disrupt the election, despite a warning from the US State Department that he could be a destabilising presence.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
The course of Haiti's troubled presidential election has taken a fresh twist after it emerged that Michel Martelly, one of the final two candidates left in the keenly fought race, has faced severe financial problems in the United States, where he lived for most of the past 30 years.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Protesters demanding that Haiti's outgoing President René Préval leave office immediately set up burning barricades yesterday and threw stones at police and UN peacekeepers.
Friday 04 February 2011
They got there in the end, but the tortuous route Haiti took to finally arrive at the two candidates who will contest next month's presidential election can hardly fill its people with confidence about the integrity of their nation's democracy.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Former dictator speaks out with claim he wants to rebuild country
Thursday 03 February 2011
Haitians waited nervously last night for electoral authorities to announce who will contest March's scheduled run-off election for the presidency, amid growing criticism of a process, which has already sparked widespread allegations of corruption and voter fraud.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
The Government of Haiti has agreed to issue its exiled former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide with a diplomatic passport, paving the way for a return which promises to further cloud the country's muddy political waters. Lawyers for Mr Aristide, who has been living in South Africa since he was ousted in a 2004 coup, were assured yesterday that Haiti's cabinet would issue the document, should he choose to submit the necessary paperwork.
Friday 28 January 2011
The soap opera battle to elect Haiti's next president has taken another unlikely twist after the ruling Unity party withdrew backing for its candidate Jude Célestin, one of three contenders who had been due to contest a final run-off election in the coming weeks.
Friday 21 January 2011
Despite being widely practised, the voodoo religion remains covert, shrouded in mystery amid whisperings of possession, zombies and magic. But photographer Gael Turine has gained rare access to voodoo rituals, managing to capture the amazing traditions and present an up-close view of its practises.
Friday 21 January 2011
Sending a fresh ripple through the choppy waters of Haitian politics, the country's deposed former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has declared that he is ready to end six years of exile and return home "today, tomorrow, at any time".
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