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Canada to take over command MINUSTAH in Haiti from Brazil

Canada agrees to replace Brazil and take command over UN stabilization mission in Haiti. UN stabilization mission in Haiti currently has 2,370 soldiers, 2,600 police officers, and 1,500 civilian officials on the ground in Haiti, including five Canadian soldiers and 90 police officers. Based on an agreement between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in February, 2016, Canada will increase it participation in UN Peacekeeping missions in Haiti by sending 1,000 to 2,000 police officers and soldiers and take over command of the UN mission from Brazil after its mission mandate expires in October.

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Two Female MINUSTAH officers found dead in Cap-Haitian

Two female officers from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) found dead in Cap-Haitian. This took place on the night between December 29 and 30, 2015 in their quarters in Cap Haitien. The officers, both were from Rwanda. A joint investigation is underway between MINUSTAH and Haiti National Police (PNH) to find the cause.

Haitian Kreyol:

Yo jwenn de ofisye Fi MINUSTAH mouri nan Cap ayisyen

De ofisye fi ki te fè pati Nasyonzini Misyon Estabilizasyon an Ayiti (MINUSTAH) yo te jwenn mouri nan Cap ayisyen. Sa a te pase nan lannwit ant 29 ak 30 Desanm, 2015 nan kay yo nan Cap Haitien. Pa gen okenn enfòmasyon sou ki peyi yo soti; sepandan yon ankèt ap fèt ant MINUSTAH ak Polis Nasyonal Ayiti (PNH) pou yo jwenn kòz lanmo a.

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UN wants run-off election rescheduled quickly in Haiti

On Wednesday, December 23, 2015, the Security Council of the United Nations issued a message to the Haitian authorities, instructing them to quickly reschedule the presidential election postponed this week. The UN body also urged all sides to remain calm and refrain from violence or other provocations and to solve electoral disputes through legal rules and regulations. The 15 members of the UN Security Council also issued a statement in their strong commitment to supporting free and fair elections. As you may remember, the CEP published results of the presidential election and declared that Jovenel Moise came in first place with 32.8 per cent of the votes and Celestin placed second with 25.3 per cent. Some opponents allege fraud by the Martelly PHTK party. An election evaluation committee has been established in an attempth to solve the current crisis, but no new date has been set for the run-off election. The election evaluation committee has until December 30 to issue their recommendation.

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All United Nations Personnel to be released by 1:30PM Today

Radio zenith FM obtained an email this morning from that was issued by an authority at the United Nations that tried to account for their personnel currently working in Haiti. According to the email, All personnel from United Nations working in Haiti must be released from duty today (November 5) by 1:30PM. They were also required to confirm their addresses and point of contact as well.

Eske pwal Gin yon Koury an Ayiti:
MUSIC VIDEO: Beton An Pou Nou 2 by Koudjay

It seems like that the United nations is preparing for the worst as the election results are scheduled to be released at 4:00PM

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More Police, Less Troops, MINUSTAH to leave Haiti by 2016

In fact, if everything goes according to plan, The United Nations will be out of Haiti by October, 2016 or exactly one year from now. Sandra Honore who is currently in charge of the peacekeeping mission in Haiti was able to receive one year extinction from U.N. Security Council to keep the troop in order to assist wit the upcoming elections.

The one year this time is focused more on Police offices to train Haiti national Police force. This one yea renewal will involve 2,370 troops and 2,601 police officers. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expects a total withdrawal by October of 2016.

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Force Commander of MINUSTAH, Jose Luiz Jaborandy, Jr. dead

Sudden death of the Force Commander for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Lieutenant General José Luiz Jaborandy, Jr. This took place on August 30, 2015 while he was on a trip from Miami to Brazil.

Lieutenant General Jaborandy, Jr., became the Commander of MINUSTAH since March 2014. He joined the Brazilian Army in 1976, then graduated as an infantry officer in 1979. He subsequently had a distinguished military career with several senior command and staff positions.

What do you think?

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U.N. troops out in six out of 10 Departments by Election time in Haiti

The Haitian government that has been relying so much on the UN to provide some kind of stability in the country is worried as United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti(MINUSTAH) announced that they will not be present in 6 of the 10 Departments for the presidential, legislative and municipal elections.

MINUSTAH is currently conducting a staged withdrawal in Haiti. Within the next two years, it expects to withdraw most of its soldiers from the Northeast, Northwest, Central, Grand'Anse, Nippes and Southeast of Haiti.

The Haitian government doesn't not have a plan yet to replace the UN force that will be leaving. According to Haitian minister responsible for election-related matters, Fritz Jean-Louis, the withdrawal is a big concern. Local electoral authorities are concerned as well.

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Haiti urges UN to keep troop presence ahead of crucial elections

The Haitian government is worried the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will cut its troop presence before critical elections are held this year. When envoys from the U.S. and Chile visited the island, newly-appointed Public Safety Minister Pierre-Richard Casmir pressed them ". . . not reduce the number of MINUSTAH troops during the electoral process" He emphasized troops were needed to stabilize the country while preparations were being made to hold elections. To strengthen his argument to keep the present troop level intact, Casmir referred to UNSC Resolution 2180, stating the UN must adjust its troop presence to the situation at hand.

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United Nations and members of the Core Group on Haiti

The holding of long delayed election in Haiti has remained a major concern to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the members of the Core Group, representing the Ambassadors of Brazil, the United States of America, Spain, France and the European Union. The mission of the Core Group is to enhance the values, strategies, goals, priorities, and policies for the welfare of the Haitian people. The country has passed the last final programmed date for its legislative, municipal and local elections on Oct. 26, 2014, which is already three years behind its schedule. The inability to hold this election would lead to the dissolution of Parliament on January 12, 2015 and produce a political crisis.

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US Judge dismissed Cholera lawsuit by Haitians against the United Nations

One big setback for the lawyers seeking justice and compensations for the victims of cholera in Haiti. Federal judge in Manhattan, Judge J. Paul Oetken, has decided to go with the argument presented by the lawyers of the United Nations which is that the United Nations is immune from any lawsuit because of treaties.

Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran

Nan bon Kreyol, sa vle di ke "Si ke mwin pi gro neg passe-ou, mwin deja gin raiso sou-ou"

Eske nou tout pa ta vle nan pozisyon UN? Mwin fè Lwa ki nan avantaj mwin, mwin antre lakay-ou, mwin fè kont dega, et pi mwin di ke mwin te signin yon papier ki di mwin pa responsab pou aucun dega

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