Jemima Pierre of Black Alliance for Peace Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies and Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles Jemima Pierre is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research and teaching interests are located in the overlaps between African Studies and African Diaspora Studies and engage three broad areas: race, racial formation theory, and political economy; culture and the history of anthropological theory; and transnationalism, globalization, and diaspora. She is the author of The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race.
On Monday, October 17, Thousands of protesters across Haiti demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry. The protest started hours before the United Nations Security Council held a split vote over sending an international force to Haiti to help with deteriorating security and a surge in cholera after powerful gangs took over the main port and blocked fuel deliveries.
The government had been awaiting a response to Henry’s recent request for the international community to help set up a “specialized armed force” to quell the violence, which has worsened in the power vacuum created by the 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
The United States and Mexico said on October 17 that they are preparing another UN resolution that would authorize “an international assistance mission” to help improve security in crisis-racked Haiti so that humanitarian aid desperately needed by millions of people can be delivered.
Petrol stations remain closed, hospitals have slashed services and businesses, including banks and supermarkets, have cut their hours as everyone across the country runs out of fuel.
Posted Oct. 30, 2022