News & Analysis: Central African Republic

CAR: First Vaccines Arrive In Bangui For UN Personnel

“The government of the Central African Republic is awaiting a delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines for the rest of the population.”

via Republic World

Surviving lockdown in the Central African Republic

“The food insecurity brought about by the COVID-19 measures was devastating and compounded an already precarious situation.”

via Norwegian Refugee Council

Central African States Say COVID-19, Conflicts Halt Integration

“The Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) says armed conflict and the coronavirus pandemic have seriously damaged the economies of the six member-countries and put a halt to regional integration.  The economic block, one of the least developed on the African continent, marked its 27th anniversary this week in Cameroon.”

via VOA News

Central African Republic: COVID-19 Situation Report

“Although confirmed cases have decreased significantly in recent months, relatively few tests are carried out in CAR, leaving the real extent of the pandemic in the country only partially known. The outbreak of election-related violence aggravated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools were closed again in mid-December.”

via UNICEF

EU Mobilizes €84M for Liberia, Sierra Leone, Benin, CAR

“The European Commission announced the mobilization of €84.26 million (US$10.6 million) in support of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in four African countries: Benin, Central African Republic, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.”

via Liberian Observer

The Central African Republic in Times of COVID-19: Towards a Diversified and more Resilient Economy

“Diversifying CAR’s economy is critical to achieving long-term sustainable development and strengthening resilience. Economic diversification can further reduce poverty and vulnerabilities by generating a wide array of employment opportunities throughout the economy.”

via World Bank

The Central African Republic Faces Food Shortage Crisis

“Just over two million people — or about half of the population of the Central African Republic, live in a state of acute food insecurity. Food products are almost non-existent at the markets and even the most widely consumed cassava flour, whose usual price is reasonable has not become a rarity.”

via Africa News

Central African Republic: World Bank Group launches New Country Partnership Framework, and provides immediate support to economic recovery

“The new Country Partnership Framework aims to boost stabilization, inclusion and resilience, while building state legitimacy and fostering growth. During the five-year period, the WBG will invest in human capital, connectivity, economic management and governance.”

via World Bank

The Day After COVID-19: Overcoming the Novel Coronavirus double jeopardy in Central Africa

“Central Africa countries announced various stimulus packages to alleviate the impact of the crisis on the population and on the economy. However, those measures had only redistributive impacts in the very short term, without significant effect on the overall production level.”

via CNBC Africa

COVID-19 and the challenge of African borderlands

“Borderlands are especially vulnerable to the negative impacts of disease control measures, in particular those that restrict movement and hinder informal trade. In the haste to combat the disease, these measures are not always justified by an analysis of the trade-offs between protecting public health and ensuring that people are able to meet their basic food and protection needs.”

via UNDP