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Two years on and Haiti still floundering

Haiti is trapped in a grim scene frozen in time two years after Haiti's earthquake disaster which killed between 200 000 and 300 000 people.

Haiti’s Martelly to be sworn in as president

Michel Martelly faces a mammoth task after he is sworn as Haiti's new president on Saturday, inheriting a shattered Caribbean nation.

Singer Martelly tipped to win in Haiti

Partial results suggested Monday that carnival singer Michel Martelly was on course for a landslide win in Haiti's presidential run-off election.

Troubled Haiti wins praise for calm election

Haiti won plaudits for holding a calm and relatively peaceful presidential run-off on Monday as partial results suggested Michel Martelly could win.

Haitians face crucial choice in presidential run-off

Haitian voters prepare on Sunday to choose between a popular singer and a former first lady as the quake-ravaged country's next leader.

Supporters in Haiti make ready for Aristide

Supporters beat drums while workers spruced up his private villa as Haitians prepared on Tuesday for the possible return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Fear grows as cholera reaches Haiti’s capital

Haiti desperately sought on Wednesday to halt a cholera epidemic that threatens to spiral out of control after reaching the capital's crowded slums.

Cholera edges closer to Haiti capital

More than a dozen have died of cholera in central Haiti, adding to concerns that the outbreak is edging closer to the densely populated capital.

Haiti death toll tops 200 000 as aid anger mounts

The death toll in the Haiti quake has swelled to 200 000, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said on Wednesday.

Haiti’s Préval vows to tackle poverty

René Préval, who was declared Haiti's new President on Thursday, has pledged to tackle the Caribbean country's rampant poverty and seek a national dialogue, though he was yet to announce a clear programme. During his electoral campaign, Préval had asked voters to judge him on his performance during his 1996 to 2001 presidency.

One woman fights a lonely battle in Haiti election

For Judie Roy, the only woman among 34 candidates for president of Haiti in elections to be held in January, the face of poverty in one of the world's poorest countries is female. "All that is misery, all that is poverty is female in Haiti. That must be changed," says the 41-year-old mother of six.

One year after Jeanne, Haiti still needs aid

A year after Hurricane Jeanne ravaged Gonaives in Haiti, killing 3 000 and leaving 300 000 homeless, residents still await emergency food aid and fear they have been forgotten. Pierre Edner, who helped distribute emergency food aid to storm survivors, said people are desperate in this immense township on the coast.

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