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Central African Republic’s president tells UN he wants to accelerate disarmament
New York — The Central African Republic’s president, Faustin-Archange Touadera, told the UN on Monday that he wants to "accelerate" the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of members of armed groups.
"I have instructed my government to work toward reducing the harm and threat of armed groups in the Central African Republic, by accelerating the implementation of the disarmament, reintegration and repatriation program," he said at a meeting concerning the peace process in his country.
Such an operation would require "necessary reforms of the security sector for the reconstitution of national defence forces and interior security forces," Touadera said.
His comments come as the Popular Front for the Rebirth of Central Africa (FPRC), one of the country’s main armed groups, threatened to march on Bangui.
The group said it wanted to act following a UN peacekeeper operation against militia in the volatile PK5 Muslim enclave of the capital.
Touadera urged "dialogue" as the preferred approach to combat the violence that has ravaged his country since 2013.
He stressed that "consolidation of peace … can only be achieved through the restoration of security throughout the territory, the fight against impunity, [and] the restoration of state authority throughout the territory".
Morocco’s UN envoy Omar Hilale, who initiated Monday’s meeting, assured the Central African Republic of the UN’s "support" and said he would soon travel to Bangui.
The country’s authorities control only a small part of the national territory, with a number of armed groups fighting over control of diamonds, gold and livestock in one of the world’s poorest countries.
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CAR: World Bank pledges 12.5b for economic reforms
The World Bank will support the Central African Republic (CAR) with 12.5 billion CFA francs to boost economic reforms in the country, the Ministry of Economy and Planning announced Monday.A Ministry of the Economy press release said the Bank’s aid is part of the project to support state consolidation.
The project aims to restore fiscal management and transparency by increasing tax revenue, improving wage management, reducing the use of extraordinary budgetary procedures and strengthening budget control.
Among its objectives is the establishment of a post-transition pro-poor reform programme that can reinvigorate the drivers of economic growth, in key sectors and sub-sectors such as roads, agriculture and telecommunications.
These reforms can contribute to improving the living conditions of the poorest populations, which represent 40 percent of the distribution of social assistance in the CAR.
These economic reforms are contained in the Recovery and Peacebuilding Plan (RCPCA) that the government presented to its partners in 2016 during its donors’ roundtable in Brussels, Belgium, to receive financial support.