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16 January 2019 9:36 AM Teen dies after falling from cruise ship, landing on pier

Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti. The Sun Sentinel reports the Broward Medical Examiner's Office on Monday announced 16-year-old Laurent Mercer's death. He'd been on a seven-day Caribbean trip with his family when he died on Friday. Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas was docked 106

19 November 2018 11:33 AM 6 killed, 5 wounded in corruption protests across Haiti

Police say six people have died and at least five were wounded during demonstrations across Haiti protesting allegations of embezzlement from a Venezuelan programme that provided the country with subsidised oil. President Jovenel Moise called for dialogue with opposition groups that are seeking his resignation for failing to investigate corruption 36

01 August 2018 3:16 AM UK committee says aid groups almost 'complicit' in sex abuse

A UK parliamentary committee says international aid organisations have failed to stop workers from sexually exploiting women and girls they are supposed to help because their approach has been "complacency verging on complicity". Stephen Twigg, chairperson of the House of Commons' International Development Committee, says abuse remains "endemic" in the sector 49

16 June 2018 12:23 PM Aguero, Messi in Argentina starting XI against Iceland

Moscow - Lionel Messi is joined in Argentina's attack by the fit-again Sergio Aguero to face Iceland at Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Aguero had knee surgery in March but returned in a warm-up friendly against Haiti two weeks ago. There is no space in the starting lineup for Juventus playmaker Paulo Dybala. Iceland's Gylfi Sigurdsson is fit to start despite 34

09 March 2018 6:30 PM Thousand artists to perform at African festival

Abidjan - A thousand artists from over 50 countries will gather in Ivory Coast on Saturday for a week-long festival of African music, theatre, dance, comedy, slam poetry and storytelling. The 10th edition of the biannual Market for African Performing Arts, known by its French initials as MASA, will mark the 25th anniversary of the event. This year's 36

12 January 2018 6:01 PM Trump denies saying 'anything derogatory' about Haitians

Washington – US President Donald Trump on Friday denied making "derogatory" comments about the people of Haiti, one of several places he was quoted as describing as "shithole countries" in remarks that triggered international outrage. "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country," tweeted 45

12 January 2018 2:17 PM Are we also a 'shithole'? Botswana asks US

Cape Town – Botswana on Friday summoned the American Ambassador to "express its displeasure" on US President Donald Trump's "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist" reference to African countries as "shithole countries". In a statement, the southern African country demanded clarity on whether it was also regarded as 'shithole' country. "The Botswana 60

28 December 2017 5:19 AM Homemade cane liquor kills 12, sickens 24 in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo – Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least a dozen people have died and 24 more have been hospitalised after drinking homemade liquor containing methanol. Officials say the first deaths occurred last week and the remaining people recently became sick after drinking the same liquor during funerals for the initial victims 73

29 November 2017 10:09 AM Brazil ready to send peacekeepers to CAR: general

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil is ready to send at least 750 peacekeepers to join a United Nations force patrolling the Central African Republic, a Brazilian general said on Tuesday. General Ajax Porto Pinheiro, who headed Brazil's former UN mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, said the army was ready to respond to a UN request for reinforcements in the impoverished 37

06 October 2017 12:04 PM SA's The Wound to compete with 91 other films for Oscar gold

Cape Town – A record 92 countries, including South Africa, have submitted films for consideration in the Oscar’s foreign language film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The controversial gay Xhosa initiation film Inxeba (The Wound) starring Nakhane is South Africa’s entry in the category. (Read more here) Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic 161