Singer Wyclef Jean 'to stand for Haiti presidency'
4 August 2010 Last updated at 10:06 BST
The Haitian-born singer, Wyclef Jean, is expected to announce on Thursday that he will stand for election as president of Haiti.
The Fugees star, who left Haiti as a child and grew up in the United States, has set up a charitable foundation for Haitian children and was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for Haiti by the current president, Rene Preval.
Candidates have until 7 August to register.