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Kenya’s mission to Haiti: how the 1,000-strong force is preparing for planned intervention

Kenya’s mission to Haiti: how the 1,000-strong force is preparing for planned intervention

KENYA has temporarily halted controversial plans to send a specially trained contingent of 1,000 police officers to Haiti, where armed gang violence recently took a turn for the worse. After a visit to Nairobi in early March where he signed terms for Kenya’s deployment, Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry was forced to resign as gangs took control of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince. In the absence of a government in Haiti, plans to deploy Kenyan troops are on hold. Oscar Gakuo Mwangi, who studies radicalisation and counter-terrorism in Kenya, takes a look at Kenya’s preparedness to take on Haiti’s urban gangs.…
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Haiti’s prime minister Ariel Henry resigned. Who will replace him?

Haiti’s prime minister Ariel Henry resigned. Who will replace him?

HAITI'S embattled Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced his resignation, effective once a transition council and temporary replacement have been appointed. HOW DID HENRY RESIGN? A U.S. official said the decision for Henry's resignation was made on Friday, though he did not officially tender it to his cabinet until Monday evening and later issued an official video address. Henry had traveled to Kenya in late February to secure support for an international security mission to fight Haiti's powerful armed gangs, but violence in the capital escalated during his absence and left him stranded in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Widespread protests have…
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