The Newsmakers

Haitian President's Assassination | An Overpopulated Planet

The Caribbean country Haiti saw imposition of a two-week state of emergency following the assassination of its president Jovenel Moise. As per reports, gunmen masquerading as US Drug Enforcement Agents stormed the president's house, killing him and critically injuring his wife, Haiti's first lady Martine Moise. The assassination has sent the country into shock, forcing the interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph to deploy police to the streets in order to do what he calls securing the country and its democracy. Also, on account of the UN's World Population Day, a question that is at the heart of the debate is whether overpopulation poses a real threat to humanity. As the world's population reaches closer to eight billion, the UN has raised an alarm, drawing attention to growing challenges such as rising poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, and conflict. Will there be an equitable distribution of the world's resources? And how is the overcrowding affect the people in urban and rural areas? Guests: Bocchit Edmond Haitian Ambassador to the United States and the Former Foreign Minister of Haiti Philip Cafaro Senior Researcher co-leading The Overpopulation Project Christopher Manion Leading Researcher at the Population Research Institute

Haiti's Foreign Minister defends his president amid widespread protests

Haiti's Foreign Minister defends his president amid widespread protests

Where did Haiti’s aid go?

Where did Haiti’s aid go?

Haiti Protests: Port-au-Prince shut down by violent protests

Haiti Protests: Port-au-Prince shut down by violent protests

Thousands of Haitians protest against government corruption

Thousands of Haitians protest against government corruption

Did Biden Ignore US Generals' Advice on Afghanistan Withdrawal?

Did Biden Ignore US Generals' Advice on Afghanistan Withdrawal?

What Did the UNGA 2021 Achieve?

What Did the UNGA 2021 Achieve?

German Elections: SPD Claims Narrow Win Over Merkel's Party

German Elections: SPD Claims Narrow Win Over Merkel's Party

Vaccine Inequality Prolongs COVID-19 Pandemic

Vaccine Inequality Prolongs COVID-19 Pandemic

Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis Worsens as Famine Pushes Millions to the Brink

Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis Worsens as Famine Pushes Millions to the Brink

The US and China: A New Cold War?

The US and China: A New Cold War?

World Leaders Gather in New York for the UN General Assembly

World Leaders Gather in New York for the UN General Assembly

AUKUS Alliance: Will It Create More Conflict Than Connections?

AUKUS Alliance: Will It Create More Conflict Than Connections?

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Meets to Talk Afghanistan

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Meets to Talk Afghanistan

US, UK, Australia Announce New Security Pact to Counter China

US, UK, Australia Announce New Security Pact to Counter China

North Korea Fires More Ballistic Missiles Into Sea of Japan

North Korea Fires More Ballistic Missiles Into Sea of Japan

Lebanon: Can New Government Tackle Economic Collapse?

Lebanon: Can New Government Tackle Economic Collapse?

Show More