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After Prime Minister pledges to step down, uneasy quiet in Haiti capital

Port-au-Prince, Haiti Reuters Uncertainty hung over Haiti’s political future on Tuesday after its Prime Minister said he would step down, a move welcomed by many Haitians exhausted by months of escalating gang violence, but with questions over security still to be settled. Prime Minister Ariel Henry, stranded in Puerto Rico, released a recorded video late […]

Haitian PM tenders resignation after Jamaica talks

Kingston, Jamaica Reuters Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry has resigned as head of the Caribbean nation, the leader of a regional body said on Monday, an unelected role the 74-year-old neurosurgeon has held since the 2021 assassination of the country’s last president. “We acknowledge his resignation upon the establishment of transitional presidential council and naming […]

Who is ‘Barbeque’ Cherizier, the gang leader seeking to topple Haiti’s government?

Reuters Deadly fighting between armed gangs and police escalated in Haiti this week, with gang alliance leader Jimmy Cherizier issuing a call to topple the unelected and largely absent government. The 46-year-old Cherizier, alias “Barbeque,” was formerly an officer of the Haitian National Police force. As a police officer, he is alleged by the United […]

Bahamas promises to join Kenya in security force in Haiti as support grows

A man washes his face after officers of the Haitian National Police fired tear gas to clear a camp of people escaping the threat of armed gangs, in front of the US Embassy, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 25th July, 2023.

Reuters The Bahamian Government on Tuesday welcomed Kenya’s decision to lead a multi-national force in Haiti and committed 150 people to support the effort if the United Nations authorizes the force. The announcement from the Bahamas’ foreign ministry follows a request on Monday from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Haiti’s neighbours join forces with […]