FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Haiti President assassinated: what next after the death of Jovenel Moise? • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
Who’s behind the assassination of Haiti’s president Jovenel Moise? We’ll ask about the overnight attack on his private residence that’s also left his wife in critical condition. In a nation that’s known coups, revolutions and foreign interventions, to actually kill the sitting president comes as a shock.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti’s landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines (later Emperor Jacques I), defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces and declared Haiti’s sovereignty on 1 January 1804.
Haiti became the only state in history established by a successful slave revolt. Apart from Alexandre Pétion, the first President of the Republic, all of Haiti’s first leaders were former slaves.