PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti

Hip-hopper Wyclef Jean’s still running for president

Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean said Sunday he is not abandoning his presidential bid just yet and will try to get the courts to overturn a decision disqualifying him from the race.

Jean said his lawyers will file an appeal with the national electoral dispute office. The 40-year-old Jean said that he has a document “which shows everything is correct.”

“They are trying to keep us out of the race,” he said, referring to Haiti’s political establishment.

Haiti’s elections board rejected Jean’s candidacy Friday — presumably because it decided he didn’t meet residency requirements, though the board did not cite a specific reason.

CAIRO

Faulty security blamed in theft of Van Gogh painting

None of the alarms and only seven out of 43 surveillance cameras were working at a museum where a Vincent van Gogh painting was stolen, Egypt’s top prosecutor said Sunday.

Thieves made off with the canvas, known by the titles of “Poppy Flowers” and “Vase with Flowers,” on Saturday from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in the Egyptian capital.

Prosecutor general Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud told Egypt’s state news agency Sunday that the thieves used a box cutter to remove the painting from its frame. He blamed the heist on the museum’s lax security measures.