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Jeune Afrique Op-ed: Conférences des bailleurs : des perfusions à fonds perdus pour la Centrafrique

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Jeune Afrique Op-ed: Conférences des bailleurs : des perfusions à fonds perdus pour la Centrafrique

Posted by Enough Team on November 14, 2016

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Jeune Afrique and was written by Enough Project Director of Policy, Brad Brooks-Rubin.

Alors que Bruxelles s’apprête à recevoir jeudi 17 novembre une nouvelle conférence des bailleurs de fonds sur la République centrafricaine, de profondes incertitudes demeurent quant aux garanties offertes par le président Faustin-Archange Touadéra pour restaurer la paix.
Les bandes armées continuent de semer chaos et désolation dans un pays meurtri par une longue tradition de gestion prédatrice du patrimoine national.
Pour sortir de l’impasse, la communauté internationale se doit d’aller aux causes des violences et prioriser la lutte contre l’impunité et la lutte contre les flux de financement illicites…
Click here to read the full op-ed in French in Jeune Afrique.
Central African Republic
Brussels Donor Conference: An Injection of Funds, or a Changed System?
While Brussels is preparing to hold a donor conference for the Central African Republic (CAR) on 17 November, there remain deep uncertainties about President Touadera's guarantees to restore peace. Armed groups continue to wreak havoc and devastation in a country scarred by a long tradition of predatory management of its national assets. To break this deadlock, the international community must examine the causes of violence and prioritize action against impunity and illicit funding flows.
What has the succession of donor conferences achieved?
The Brussels Conference may seem to be the last hope, but it is nothing of the sort. It is in fact the fifth conference of this type to be held over the past ten years. Each time, the CAR authorities have presented a catalog of projects and gone away with tens of millions of euros in their pockets to fund projects…
Click here to read the English translation of the op-ed.