Angola gives strife-torn CAR $10m in aid

2014-03-06 07:40
Catherine Samba-Panza (AFP)

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Luanda - Angola on Wednesday announced $10m in aid for the strife-torn Central African Republic, with a possible credit line in the future, during a visit by Bangui's president.

Joaquim do Espirito Santo, Africa director in the foreign affairs ministry, told Angolan television that the aid was to support the transitional government and to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

"There may be negotiations for an agreement opening a line of credit," he said.

Making an official two-day visit to Luanda, Central Africa's interim President Catherine Samba Panza said there were "still peaks of violence" but that the general situation was beginning to come under control.

Central African needs are "huge" and the country relies on the support of its "African brothers", she said.

Earlier this week, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recommended deploying nearly 12 000 peacekeepers to re-establish order amid sectarian killings and chaos which erupted after a March 2013 coup.

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