The catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 shocked the world and galvanised a massive international response. Just over two weeks after Hurricane Matthew left a trail of destruction across the southwest of the country, already the world appears to be moving on, despite warnings that the impact is severe.
President signs law to begin withdrawal from the international court
BUJUMBURA, 19 October 2016
Burundi has become the first country to begin the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, retaliation for the ICC’s decision earlier this year to open a preliminary investigation into human rights abuses.
President Pierre Nkurunziza signed legislation on Tuesday after lawmakers overwhelmingly voted for withdrawal from the ICC, which the government says backs a regime change agenda, masterminded by Western powers.
By Jonathan Katz
One of the very few foreign correspondents based in Haiti when the 2010 earthquake struck, Katz is the award-winning author of “The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster”.
By Kristy Siegfried
Shrewd pragmatist, passionate idealist, astute politician, skilled communicator: António Guterres has received no shortage of praise since navigating the arcane selection process to emerge as the next UN chief.
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