Lt. Gen. Henri Namphy died Tuesday afternoon in the Dominican Republic from lung cancer, according to his niece Elisabeth Delatour Préval. Namphy lived in exile in the Dominican Republic following the 1988 coup. He never returned to Haiti. He died at the age of 85.
Lt. Gen. Henri Namphy was head of interim National Council of Government that took charge of Haiti on Feb. 7 1986, after Dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier fled into exile in France. He briefly served as president before his ouster in a military coup. Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril, would replace Namphy in another coup led by members of the Haitian Armed Forces.
April 14, 2016 - Seven (7) demobilized soldiers of Haiti FAD'H were arrested by Haiti national Police after they had occupied the offices of the old building Frecyneau Police Station in St. Mark.
Haiti national Police received the help from MINUSTAH to conduct the operation. There was not shot fired. Upon the arrival of teh Police, some of the demobilized soldiers fled
Information obtained revealed two of the seven soldiers arrested are former Police Officers in St. Mark
On Friday, close to 100 former Haiti disbanded military and supporters took to the street of Port-au-Prince in a show of force. Many were in uniform and armed with guns and pistols. As a group of these former soldiers in a pick up truck passed by a group of anti-government protest, some protesters threw rocks at them, causing some soldiers to fire.
No casualties among the anti-government demonstrators have been reported so far; however, former army captain Neroce Ciceron, was captured by the protesters, assaulted repeatedly with rocks until his death.
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The Haitians need not be frustrated with the MINUSTAH anymore. As per a new decree dated November 9th, adopted by the President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Evans Paul, the armed forces of Haiti (FAd'H) would be remobilized and a newly reconstituted army would start functioning very soon. This was one of Martelly's promises during his election campaign in 2011. The force will provide the country a solid defense capable to serve and defend the population and the country from all possible threats. We may recall that, Haitian armed forces were completely abolished in 1995 because of its typical notorious record in the western hemisphere-- Haiti's army has overthrown its own government 33 times since 1804. However, it is unclear where the $95m needed in start-up costs and pension payments of the soldiers would come from.
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