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Kodak Black Donates $50K Worth Of Water To Help Haiti’s Water Crisis

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: (Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic) / (Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic) Kodak Black is once again putting on for his homeland. He is donating $50,000 dollars worth of water to help Haiti during their water crisis. As per TMZ the Pompano Beach, Florida native is putting his money where is heart is. The country is up against yet another misfortune and this time it is not a natural disaster. Over the last couple of days the island has been held hostage by local drug cartels and since locals have been cut off from food and water. The “Super Gremlin” rapper heard about the unfortunate news and is stepping up in order to offer Haitians relief. Related Stories On Tuesday, August 23 his lawyer Bradford Cohen announced that the man now legally known as Bil...

Haiti’s Prime Minister Escapes Assassination Attempt on New Year’s Day

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: VALERIE BAERISWYL / Getty The New Year started off in a dangerous way for Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who narrowly escaped an attempt on his life while in the northern part of the country. On Monday (January 3rd), Henry’s office relayed news of the incident to the press. Prime Minister Henry and other officials from the government were attending a New Year’s Mass that was held to commemorate the nation’s independence from France in 1804 at the Cathedral of St. Charles Borromeo in the northern city of Gonaïves. Describing the assailants as “bandits and terrorists”, the statement reported that they found that they had stationed soldiers at the walls of the church to attack them. A person who attended the mass reported to local newspaper that Henry’s...

Haiti’s Prime Minister Escapes Assassination Attempt on New Year’s Day

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: VALERIE BAERISWYL / Getty The New Year started off in a dangerous way for Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who narrowly escaped an attempt on his life while in the northern part of the country. On Monday (January 3rd), Henry’s office relayed news of the incident to the press. Prime Minister Henry and other officials from the government were attending a New Year’s Mass that was held to commemorate the nation’s independence from France in 1804 at the Cathedral of St. Charles Borromeo in the northern city of Gonaïves. Describing the assailants as “bandits and terrorists”, the statement reported that they found that they had stationed soldiers at the walls of the church to attack them. A person who attended the mass reported to local newspaper that Henry’s...

Missionaries Abducted In Haiti Describe How They Escaped Their Captors

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Christian Aid Ministries / CBS Twelve of the missionaries that were kidnapped and held for ransom in Haiti who were found last week apparently escaped on their own. According to reporting by the BBC, the group of missionaries made their escape under the cover of night. “When they sensed the timing was right, they found a way to open the door that was closed and blocked, filed silently to the path they [had] chosen to follow and left the place that they were held,” said Christian Aid Ministries spokesman Weston Showalter during a press conference the group held in Ohio. Showalter further detailed the escape of the group, which was comprised of four adult men and two adult women in addition to a married couple and three children aged three, 14 and 15 along ...

Two American Missionaries Have Been Freed In Haiti After Kidnapping

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: RICHARD PIERRIN / Getty Even though Haiti can’t seem to get a break there is a victory that has to be acknowledged. Two missionaries have been freed after being held hostage over a month. As spotted on CNN two Americans have been let go after being captured. The Christian Aid Ministries confirmed the great news after days of speculation. “We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were released. We praise God for this! Only limited information can be provided, but we are able to report that the two hostages who were released are safe, in good spirits, and being cared for,” the organization stated in a statement on Sunday, November 21. Related Stories On Saturday, October 16 a group of 17 Americans and one Canadian were kidnapped by the Ha...

Bwa Moute: Gang In Haiti Demanding $17M In Ransom For Kidnapped Missionaries

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: RICHARD PIERRIN / Getty A dire situation is unfolding in Haiti after a group of missionaries was kidnapped over the weekend by a local gang who is now demanding millions of dollars in ransom. The Christian aid group that the gang kidnapped is comprised of 16 Americans and one Canadian, including five children, according to still developing reports. On Tuesday (October 19), Haiti justice minister Liszt Quitel shared the news that the gang, known as “400 Mawozo,” is demanding $1 million for each of the kidnapping victims for a total of $17 million. The group, which is part of Christian Aid Ministries, fell victim to the gang’s plot in a suburb just outside of Port-au-Prince. According to a report from CNN, the group is comprised of seven women, five men, an...

White House does not rule out Haiti request for U.S. troops

The United States is still reviewing a request for troops made by Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph to help secure key infrastructure after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Monday. Psaki said Haiti’s political leadership remains unclear and that it was vital for the country’s leaders to come together to chart a united path forward. Moise was shot dead early on Wednesday at his Port-au-Prince home by what Haitian authorities describe as a unit of assassins formed of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans. Haitian police said on Sunday they had arrested another key suspect. The death of the president has plunged the troubled country into deeper turmoil, and U.S. officials traveled there on Sunday to assess the situation and ...

Pentagon: US team going to Haiti to assess needs

A team of U.S. security and law enforcement experts is traveling to Haiti to determine what assistance Washington can provide following the assassination of the Haitian president last week, the Pentagon said on Sunday. “Today, an inter-agency team largely from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are heading down to Haiti right now to see what we can to do help in the investigative process,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told “Fox News Sunday.” “That’s really where our energies are best applied right now – in helping them get their arms around investigating this incident and figuring out who’s culpable … and how best to hold them accountable,” Kirby said in the interview. President Joe Biden will be briefed by the team when it returns and “then make decisions about the way forwa...

Leaked testimony from Haiti suspects says plan was to arrest, not kill president

A group of Colombians and Haitian Americans suspected of assassinating Haitian President Jovenel Moise told investigators they were there to arrest him, not kill him, the Miami Herald and a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Moise was shot dead early on Wednesday at his Port-au-Prince home by what Haitian authorities say was a unit of assassins made up of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans, plunging the troubled Caribbean nation into deeper turmoil. The murder and uncertainty about who hatched the plot is the latest in a succession of blows to hit the struggling country, which has appealed for international help. Washington has so far rebuffed Haiti’s request for troops, though a senior U.S. official said on Sunday that Washington was sending a technical team to assess th...

Haiti asks US, UN to send troops after president’s assassination

Haiti has asked Washington and the UN for troops to secure its ports, airport and other strategic sites after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise opened a power vacuum in the crisis-hit Caribbean nation, an official said Friday. The United States has already said it will send FBI and other agents to Port-au-Prince, two days after Moise was shot dead in his home. In the wake of the slaying “we thought that mercenaries could destroy some infrastructure to create chaos … During a conversation with the US secretary of state and the UN we made this request,” elections minister Mathias Pierre told AFP. The US State Department and Pentagon both confirmed receiving a request for “security and investigative assistance” and said officials remain in contact with Port-au-Prince, but did not s...

Haiti police say they have president’s suspected killers, still hunting masterminds

Haiti’s police has killed or apprehended the suspected killers of President Jovenel Moise, officials said on Thursday, and are hunting for the masterminds behind the assassination that stunned the impoverished Caribbean nation. Moise, 53, was shot dead early on Wednesday at his home by what officials said was a commando of apparently foreign, trained killers, pitching the poorest country in the Americas deeper into turmoil amidst political divisions, hunger, and widespread gang violence. Police Chief Leon Charles said in a televised briefing on Thursday that authorities had tracked down the suspected assassins to a house near the scene of the crime in Petionville, a northern suburb of the capital Port-au-Prince. A fierce firefight lasted late into the night and six suspects were taken in c...

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated During Home Attack

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bloomberg / Getty News broke early Wednesday (July 7) that Haiti President Jovenel Moïse was killed during an attack on his residence by several gunmen, leaving his wife injured. As the news is still developing, we’ve scoured several news outlets to gain more information. CNN has been providing frequent updates to the happenings in Haiti and the details are as follows. According to a statement from acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph, Moïse was at his private residence when the attack occurred. From the statement, the public learned that the First Lady was shot as well but is currently being treated for her wounds. Joseph framed the attack and assassination as a “heinous, inhumane, and barbaric act” while urging the public to remain calm despite the shock...

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