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Weekly Report - 25 November 2021 (WR-21-47)

HAITI: Henry unveils new cabinet

Haiti’s prime minister, Ariel Henry, this week swore-in a cabinet which includes eight new ministers. The move puts paid to speculation which has mounted since he struck a deal in September with various opposition groups to forge a unity government [WR-21-38] to address the political and security crisis which has intensified since the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse (2017-2021). The challenges facing the new government are huge – as well as the staging of long overdue elections, the need to address the security crisis remains paramount. This recently made headlines following the mass kidnapping of 17 North American missionaries as well as gangs’ blockading of fuel supplies [WR-21-43].

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