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 embezzlTuesday, 5 March, 2013, 12:41pm
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
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
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
Mandela responding to treatment for infection12 Dec 2012 - 5:08am
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
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.
Who?20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
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
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