French President Francois Hollande has announced that France will cancel all of Haiti’s debt.

In an address at the opening of the memorial and cultural centre in Guadeloupe on Sunday, Hollande said Haiti’s debt of US$81.2 million will be cancelled.

The President, who is scheduled to visit Haiti on Tuesday, however rejected demands from activists to pay billions in reparations.

Haiti, which became the world’s first black republic after winning its war of independence in 1804, agreed to pay the debt in exchange for official recognition from France in 1825.

In 2001, France passed a law that recognized the slave trade and slavery as a crime against a humanity.
In 2010, then French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Haiti in the aftermath of an earthquake that killed upwards of 100,000 people. That marked the first visit from a sitting French president in the nation’s history.


  1. Wow that would be great France drain that country down to the dirt . Christ is real good over evil finally no wicked reign forever in Jesus name amen. Hatie will rise from poverty one day .

    1. Jesus have nothing fi do wid dis. If so be the case where was Jesus when African slavery started? When whitey did a chop, flay and burn Slaves?

      France belly full and Haiti “cupboards’ strip to the core. France thought Germany would a bow like Haiti..hell no said Hitler.

  2. France a do de right ting yes. Because even a newborn baby have enough sense fe know say dat Haiti – the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and its people, CANNOT pay dem back, or anybody back, for crying out loud!

    1. u do uno that the hatian dollar is 2 times stronger than the jamaican to usd and they should pay reparations .. 82 mil is chump change

  3. Fake debt; France has been raping Haiti for too long. They are single handedly responsible for the destruction of Haiti. This is a good step; however, it is far from enough. All that they’ve taken since 1825, plus interest and the associated collateral damage/cost needs to be re-paid to Haiti—damn thief dem…

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