CEMAC zone: recession could reach 6% according to BEAC

All the indicators are certainly not red. But most of the economic indicators in the six countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) are already found the Monetary Policy Committee (CPM) of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) at the end of the second annual session on June 24, 2020 in Yaoundé.

Analyzing the situation in Central Africa, it emerges that in the short and medium terms, the CEMAC zone is affected by the health crisis and the fall in the prices of the main export products. "

"In the first half of 2020, the revival of productive activities was slowed down in the sub-region by the disruption of supply circuits for imported products as well as by the restrictive measures adopted by the various governments to contain the effects of the pandemic. Although it is premature for the moment to fully grasp the impact of COVID-19 on national economies, it is already anticipated during this first semester a drop in production as well as a det…

Canadian Senate imposes new suspension on Lynn Beyak

The Senate has decided to impose a second suspension on Lynn Beyak because of the derogatory letters to the First Nations which she published on her website. The senators approved a report from the standing committee on ethics and conflicts of interest which recommended that Ms. Beyak be suspended without pay for "the rest of the current term".
Canadian Senate imposes new suspension on Lynn Beyak

The decision was not unanimous, but the Senate did not publish the results of the vote.

Ms. Beyak was expelled from the Conservative caucus and was finally suspended without pay last May after refusing to remove the offensive letters from her website - a suspension that ended automatically when Parliament was dissolved for the federal elections in autumn.

The controversial senator apologized on Tuesday. Some of his former Conservative colleagues then wanted the ethics committee to reconsider the matter. A motion to this effect was rejected by 49 votes to 24.

The independent senators preferred to impose new sanctions against Ms. Beyak. She must also participate, at her own expense, in awareness-raising programs on racism against Aboriginal people.

"The success of such a program is necessary for its continued presence in the Senate," the report said.