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The Republic of Haiti, with 10 million citizens, has been struggling with extreme poverty and following a 2010 earthquake that killed over 200,000 people, the Carribean island nation has been fighting to get back on its feet. 

Haiti became the world's first black-ruled nation when it claimed independence from French colonial rule in 1791, with a former slave Toussaint-Louverture leading the rebels in the revolution. It since then had to pay reparations to France which demanded payment for its former slave owners. In recent years there have been calls for France to repay Haiti. 

Due to its severe poverty and damage to infrastructure, it is estimated that only 19 percent of Haitians were using the internet in 2017, and radio is still the biggest media for news and communication.