Hollande promises to pay ''moral debt'' to former colony Haiti

French President Francois Hollande pledged to pay back a "moral debt" to Haiti during a visit on Tuesday to the impoverished Caribbean nation founded by former French slaves who declared independence in 1804.

Hollande in Haiti to promise help from resented France

 President Francois Hollande arrived in Haiti on Tuesday to boost France`s role in what was once its richest Caribbean possession but is now a desperately poor nation with a bitter colonial legacy.

Five years after quake, Haiti hospital clings to hope

 In the five years since Port-au-Prince was devastated by an earthquake, staff at Haiti`s largest hospital have had to resort to examining patients in shipping containers.

Haiti floods kill six, damage thousands of homes

The first heavy rains of the wet season flooded parts of the Haitian capital Port-au-Price over the weekend, leaving at least six dead and damaging 8,000 homes, authorities said Monday.

Haiti Carnival turns into tragedy as power cable accident kills 16
Haiti Carnival turns into tragedy as power cable accident kills 16

 Haiti was plunged into mourning and Carnival festivities were canceled Tuesday after at least 16 people died when a high-voltage cable hit a parade float in the capital Port-au-Prince.

Haiti unveils cabinet to fill political vacuum

Haiti`s leaders unveiled the line-up Monday of a unity government supposed to bridge a dangerous political void and put the fragile Caribbean nation back on the road to elected government.

Haiti leader installs new prime minister

Haiti's President Michel Martelly swore in as the country's new prime minister Evans Paul, a political opponent who was chosen after last month's resignation of Laurent Lamothe.

Haiti prime minister resigns amid political crisis

Haiti`s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation early Sunday, following repeated calls for him to step down amid anti-government protests and a political crisis in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Haiti Prime Minister 'ready to resign', says President

Haiti`s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is ready to resign to help end the country`s political impasse, President Michel Martelly said Friday in the face of widespread government protests.

Rains kill 7 in Haiti, cause flooding elsewhere

Port-Au-Prince: Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least seven people in Haiti and caused major flooding today in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities said.

Haiti postpones legislative, municipal elections: Official

Haiti`s government announced it was postponing long-delayed legislative and municipal elections that had been due to be held Sunday, triggering protests by thousands of angry would-be voters.

 

23 killed in Haiti bus crash

As many as 23 people were killed and about 40 injured on Friday when a bus crashed in Haiti, authorities said.

Haiti bus accident kills 23, injures dozens

At least 23 people, including a baby, died and dozens were injured Tuesday when a bus hurtled out of control down a hill and into a ravine in Haiti, officials said.

Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat dies at 83

Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat, who was ousted in a coup after 120 days in office, died Friday at his home in Port-au-Prince. He was 83.

Road accident leaves 13 dead, 10 injured in Haiti

A lawmaker`s car crashed into a transport van in northern Haiti, killing 13 people and injuring 10.

Thousands call for elections in Haiti

Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince to demand that President Michel Martelly step down and new elections be held.

Sailboat capsizes off Haiti coast, at least 5 dead

A government official in Haiti says that at least five people are dead after their flimsy sailboat capsized off the Caribbean nation`s far western coast.

Sailboat capsizes off Haiti coast, at least 5 dead

A government official in Haiti says that at least five people are dead after their flimsy sailboat capsized off the Caribbean nation`s far western coast.

Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Haiti marked four years yesterday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation that killed 250,000 people.

Haitians take to streets in anti-government protests

Thousands of young Haitians have demonstrated in several cities demanding that President Michel Martelly step down.