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Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier hospitalised

An attorney for Jean-Claude Duvalier said Monday that his client was hospitalised for an unspecified illness just after the former ruler testified last week in court about alleged human rights abuses and embezzl

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 12:41pm

Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ answers questions in hearing

Former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier appeared in a Haitian court for the first time Thursday after repeatedly shunning previous summons, answering questions on whether he should be charged with human rights abuses during his brutal 1971-1986 regime.

1 Mar 2013 - 9:37am 1 comment

Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ summoned to court after no-show

A Haitian judge on Thursday summoned Jean-Claude Duvalier to appear in court after the former dictator defied an order to attend a hearing to determine whether he should again face charges for human rights abuses committed during the nearly 15 years of his brutal regime.

22 Feb 2013 - 3:02pm

Briefs, January 27, 2013

Unidentified attackers blew up Yemen's main oil pipeline, forcing the country to shut down one of its most lucrative sources of income. A government source said production was halted after a device placed under the pipeline exploded. 

27 Jan 2013 - 5:09am

Briefs, December 12, 2012

Mandela responding to treatment for infection

12 Dec 2012 - 5:08am

Hurricane Sandy deals Haiti worst blow to recovery since earthquake

A woman who lost everything now gives her children coffee for meals because it quiets their stomachs a bit. Another despondent mother relives the awful moment when her 18-month-old baby was swept from her arms by a flash food. The bodies of a family of five killed in a mudslide still sit in a morgue unclaimed.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:39am

Zombie prince returns


What's happened? 'Baby Doc' Duvalier has returned to Haiti. He has been before a judge who will decide whether or not to charge him with corruption.


20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Pledges of help still buried in the rubble

A year after the catastrophic Haitian earthquake, reconstruction in the impoverished island nation has yet to begin. For everyone who gave generously, for aid agencies like Oxfam which launched a massive emergency response programme, and most importantly for Haitians, this lack of progress is deeply disappointing.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Renaissance period

As we gear up for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's penultimate policy address, political parties have handed in over 1,000 policy recommendations. I don't have a list showing how Tsang should run the government in his remaining 18 months as chief executive. But I do have a message to share with him.

20 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


E-books make reading easier

I agree with the writer of a recent letter that welcomed the arrival of e-books.

E-books reduce storage problems and do not get old and yellow like real books.

3 Mar 2010 - 12:00am