Haiti at breaking point as economy tanks and violence soars

By EVENS SANON and DÁNICA COTO October 4, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/inflation-caribbean-united-nations-economy-port-au-prince-56d75dbd2a77ac97901c81456e6b2e35 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Daily life in Haiti began to spin out of control last month just hours after Prime Minister Ariel Henry said fuel subsidies would be eliminatedcausing prices to double. Gunshots rang out as protesters blocked roads with iron gates and mango … Read more

King Charles and Queen Consort pictured with the Prince and Princess of Wales for the first time

However, palace aides subsequently declared that only working members of the Royal family would attend. The palace reception was a formal occasion for all of the presidents and prime ministers, foreign royals, governors-general and ambassadors who had traveled to London for the funeral. Invitees included ambassadors from North Korea and Iran. They were driven into … Read more

Modern lens: the best of Australian contemporary photography – in pictures | Art and design

Now in its 20th year, the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert photography award showcases the best contemporary photography in Australia. The work of the 40 finalists are on display at Queensland’s HOTA gallery on the Gold Coast, with the winner announced on 11 October. This year the exhibition includes a retrospective with a selection of … Read more

Marilyn Nance’s images of FESTAC ’77 in Lagos | Art and design

In early 1977, more than 15,000 artists, intellectuals, and performers from 55 nations worldwide gathered in Lagos, Nigeria for the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, also known as FESTAC ’77. Taking place in the heyday of Nigeria’s oil wealth and known as one of the largest cultural and political events … Read more