US and IOM donate 5 patrol cars to Haiti’s National Border Police

At a ceremony in Cap-Haitien, the United States Government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) donated five patrol cars to the Haitian National Border Police (POLIFRONT). According to a U.S. Embassy press release, the cars and other donated materials will help support the Haitian government and its efforts to combat transnational crime and increase border security. Continue reading

Haiti’s Folly: Bringing Back Its Army

In this December 2017 op-ed, Garry Pierre-Pierre writes about the reasons why restoring the army is part of a consistent pattern of mismanagement and incompetence that has bedeviled Haiti. Read it here


Maura Healey joins coalition to protect migrants from Haiti, El Salvador

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in sending a letter to U.S. congressional leaders calling for the restoration of temporary protective status for natives of El Salvador and Haiti. Continue reading


Tight race for US House Pennsylvania seat

A Democrat and a Republican are neck-and-neck in a Pennsylvania special House election viewed as a test ahead of November’s mid-term polls. With votes counted in every precinct, Democrat Conor Lamb has 49.8% – just ahead of Republican lawmaker Rick Saccone Saccone (49.6%). Continue reading


Britain to expel 23 Russian diplomats in nerve agent case and will block all high-level contacts with Moscow

Britain ordered the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats believed involved in espionage-related activities, British Prime Minister announced Wednesday in the first wave of measures against Moscow for the nerve gas attack against a former double agent. Continue reading

Empower Women and Girls in Rural Areas to Achieve the SDGs and Africa’s Agenda 2063

This year’s CSW62 Priority Theme: “Challenges and Opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” is critical to the attainment of the SDGs Agenda 2030 and Africa’s Agenda 2063. Continue reading

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