The Presidents of Central African Republic, Chad, Congo and Equatorial Guinea are in Yaoundé where they will take part along with their counterpart Paul Biya this Friday at the extraordinary summit of Heads of State of Central Africa.
Central Africa’s Faustin-Archange Touadéra opened the ball of arrivals at midday yesterday. It was followed by the Chadian dictator, Idriss Deby and the celebrated election loser, Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo as well as Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea.
The extraordinary summit was summoned in a context of economic crisis marked by falling prices of oil and raw materials and includes experts from the IMF and the BEAC. The French Minister of Finance, Michel Sapin, is also expected to take part in the meeting.
In view of the seriousness of the economic situation, a meeting of ministers in charge of Finance and Economy took place on Thursday 22 December in Yaoundé. The ministers of Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Chad and the Central African Republic were asked to finalize the dossiers to be submitted to the Heads of State today.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai