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South African portfolio inflows plummets in Q2 -central bank

PRETORIA, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Portfolio investments into the South African economy fell sharply in the second quarter, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

Inward investment into South African bonds and equities shrank to 16.6 billion rand ($1.16 billion) from 89.4 billion rand in the first three months of the year, the Reserve Bank said.

The second quarter coincided with an emerging market selloff.

Appetite for bonds was hardest-hit, with non-resident investors cutting their purchases to a net 3.8 billion rand in from 46.9 billion.

$1 = 14.3681 rand
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France says ‘no alternative’ to AU-led plan on Central Africa

UNITED NATIONS: France’s foreign minister said an African Union-led plan was the only viable way to end fighting among rival factions in the Central African Republic, pushing back on Monday (Sep 24) against an alternative peace process steered by Russia.

“There is no alternative that is either desirable or is likely to succeed,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters at the United Nations.

His comments came after Russia and Sudan co-hosted talks in Khartoum late last month among some of the Central African Republic’s rival militias in a sign of Moscow’s growing involvement in the country.

The militias have been battling one another ever since the 2013 overthrow of longtime leader Francois Bozize, a Christian, by majority-Muslim militias in a coalition called the…

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The Central African Republic Diamond Database—A geodatabase of archival diamond occurrences and areas of recent art…


The alluvial diamond deposits of the Central African Republic (CAR) are mined almost exclusively by way of informal artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) methods. ASM sites range in diameter from a few meters to 30 meters or more, and are typically excavated by crews of diggers using hand tools, sieves, and jigs. CAR’s reported annual production has ranged from 300,000 to 470,000 carats over the past decade. This production is significant for CAR because it accounts for a large portion of the country’s export…

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Security Council Committee concerning Central African Republic Provides Briefing on Panel of Experts Midterm Report…


On 7 September 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held a briefing for all Member States on the midterm report of the Panel of Experts (document S/2018/729), during which the Central African Republic and regional States conveyed reactions to the report, as well as their views on national implementation of sanctions measures.

Providing an overview of the midterm report, the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts highlighted the report’s key findings and recommendations and conveyed additional information since the report’s submission concerning the security situation in the Central African Republic. The Coordinator stressed that the security situation remained of great concern, as areas which…

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Communiqué on the visit of the Chairperson to Gabon and the Central African Republic

Addis Ababa, 20 September 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, concluded a two-day working visit to Gabon and the Central African Republic (CAR), on 17 and 18 September 2018, respectively. This is part of his regular consultations with Heads of States and Government of member states, to advance the African Union agenda.

On 17 September 2018, the Chairperson held discussions with President Ali Bongo Ondimba of the Republic Gabonese, who also chairs the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).

The Chairperson and President Bongo Ondimba reviewed the state of peace and security in the Central African region. In this respect, they exchanged views on how best to support the Congolese Government and stakeholders towards the conduct of…

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Second standard allocation of the CAR Humanitarian Fund – Central African Republic

Bangui, 14 September 2018 – Faced with the proliferation of conflict hotspots and population movements in several parts of the country, the spike in incidents against humanitarian actors and civilians, in addition to the already dire vulnerability and unmet basic needs, the Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Najat Rochdi, has decided to allocate $15 million through the CAR Humanitarian Fund (CAR HF) to support multisectoral emergency response in the most affected areas by humanitarian actors who are operational and/or likely to deploy rapidly in priority areas.

In line with the priorities identified in the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), this allocation will target an estimated 650,000 people in the following sectors: shelter/non-food items, water,…

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