IMF approves 7.7 million pounds in aid for Central African Republic
The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board has approved about US$11.8 million (7.7 million pounds) in financial assistance for Central African Republic, the IMF said on Tuesday.
The assistance, under the IMF’s Rapid Credit Facility, is to help Central African Republic meet urgent balance of payments needs and to support its emergency economic recovery program, the IMF said in a statement.
Central African Republic: Civilian at U.N. Is Suspected of Abuse
A civilian working for the United Nations mission in Central African Republic is suspected of sexual exploitation, bringing the total number of those accused of sexual abuse to 17 since the peacekeeping mission arrived last year, the United Nations said Tuesday. The mission gave few details, but Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, told reporters in New York that the suspect “will not be allowed to leave the Central African Republic for the time being.” He said the United Nations was investigating.