in Mali, a Colombian nun abounted in 2017 released
© Leonardo Castro Edgar Narváez, the brother of the Colombian nun released Saturday in Mali, showing a portrait of his sister. A Franciscan Colombian nun, Sister Gloria Cecilia Navarez, removed in February 2017 by Jihadists in Mali, was released on Saturday, announced the Malian presidency. This greeted in a statement "The courage and bravery of the sister", stating that this release is "the coronation of four years and eight months of combined efforts of several information services".
© Richard Pierrin The streets of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, October 18, 2021
The inhabitants of the Haitian capital expressed their anger on the Crime of the gangs they have been experiencing for months by massively observing the call for the general strike that had been launched to denounce the insecurity, illustrated on Saturday by the removal of 16 Americans and a Canadian. © Staff Card of Haiti and removal data of 17 people on October 16th
"It's been months owned and we have no security against kidnappings, we have Launched a general appeal to the population to suspend any activity, "explains to the AFP Méhu Channel, President of the Homeowners' Association and Drivers of Haiti.
Haiti: Arm of iron between China and the United States on the future of UN 'commitment
© Timothy A. Clary AFP / file The Security Council meeting Thursday, October 14 did not allow to renew Immediately the mandate of the UN mission in Haiti, the diplomats did not agree (image of illustration). The future of the UN Political Mission in Haiti, whose term ends this Friday, October 15, is in dangerous equilibrium in New York. Thursday, the Security Council meeting did not renew it immediately, since diplomats did not agree on the details of the resolution text.
"The bandits exceed the terminals: they kidnap, they violate the women, they do everything they want ... That's enough," denounces the unionist.
businesses, schools and administrations were closed on Monday in the Haitian capital whose streets were exceptionally deserted, found AFP journalists, but school activities were maintained in some provincial cities, according to local media. © Richard Pierrin The streets of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, on October 18, 2021
of rare police vehicles circulated in Port-au-Prince on the main roads of the city where the calm reigned, and only one Barricade of inflamed tires was observed by a photographer of AFP.
"It's as if we did not live," said Germain Jozy Salvador, a young man of about twenty years encountered in the city center. "We can not continue, every day heard that it is a loved one, a friend or another person who is removed."
The Haitian authorities in the face of a new crisis after the removal of a group of Americans
© AFP / Archives The fragile Haitian government was facing a new crisis after the removal the day before by a gang. From Port-au-Prince of seventeen missionaries and family members, sixteen American nationals and a Canadian, has indicated their religious organization. "The group of sixteen American citizens and a Canadian citizen consist of five men, seven women and five children" says the press release issued Sunday by Christian Aid Ministries.
launched last week, the call for the general strike has taken a particular echo after the removal of a group of missionaries and their families - 16 American citizens and a Canadian citizen - Saturday in a peri-urban area East of Port-au-Prince.
Perpetrated while foreign nationals had just visited an orphanage between the Haitian capital and the border with the Dominican Republic, this group's RAPT bears the signature of the gang called "400 Mawozo".
The army band has been controlling this part of the Haitian territory for months without the police remedy them.
Since Washington, the spokesperson for the State Department has confirmed on Monday the removal of these 17 people and mentioned, without providing clarification, the arrival of American investigators in the country.
"The small team that is now on the ground has been dispatched in Haiti to work closely with the Haitian authorities," said Ned Price, stating that the State Department was "in close contact with the families of people belonging of this group of missionaries ".
Haiti at the stop to denounce the crime and the crapful kidnappings
© Ralph Tedy Erol, Reuters people with motorcycle near a barricade on fire, while Haitians organize a national strike to protest against a growing wave of 'Abductions, a few days after the RAPT of a group of missionaries, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, October 18, 2021. Exceeded by the violence of the gangs who make the terror in Haiti, especially after the removal of 16 American and Canadian missionaries, the inhabitants observed, on Monday, a general strike in Port-au-Prince. Haiti at the stop.
In April, ten people including two French religious had been sequestered 20 days by the "400 Mawozo" in the same region.
solicited by AFP, the Haitian police did not wish to react.
- "absence of the state" -
Gangs, which for years control the poorest districts of the Haitian capital, have extended their power in recent years to Port-au-Prince and its surroundings, where they multiply the Crapular kidnappings.
For years, a deep political crisis paralyzes Haiti's economic development. The assassination, on July 7, President Jovenel Moses by an armed commando in his private residence plunged this poor country into uncertainty.
"Nature has hated emptiness so gangs benefit it to strengthen itself," says Gideon Jean, Director of the Human Rights Analysis and Research Center, based in Port-au-Prince, explaining the proliferation of gangs by " the absence of the state ".
Haiti is classified as a country in the United States, which advise against their nationals to get there, especially because of the many kidnappings including "victims include regular American citizens".
More than 600 abductions have been identified on the first three quarters of 2021 against 231 at the same period in 2020, according to the Center for Analysis and Research in Human Rights.
requiring ransoms sometimes exceeding the million dollars, gangs do not hesitate to claim decades of salary to families living below the poverty line.
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Fuel Crisis in Haiti: The Gonaïves Hospital calls for humanitarian help .
© Getty Images - Richard Pierrin The fuel scarcity that seriously affects Haiti has a major impact on access and continuity of care in The country (image of illustration). The Gonaïve Providence Hospital is severely affected by the fuel shortage caused by the Gangs' Control that control access to oil terminals. Patients are agony. Reporting.