Haitian President Jovenel Moise assassinated
July 7, 2021 - Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse was shot dead in an attack on his private residence, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph has said.
Interim Prime Minister said the president’s residence in Port-au-Prince was stormed by unidentified armed men at 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT), the BBC reports.
The killing comes amid deepening political and economic stability and a spike in gang violence.
According to Reuters, the bloodshed is driven by worsening poverty and political instability. Moïse faced fierce protests after taking office as president in 2017, with the opposition accusing him this year of seeking to install a dictatorship by overstaying his mandate and becoming more authoritarian – charges he denied.