Middle East and Africa round-up: Qatar lends Palestinian Authority $100m to pay salaries, and more

10 Apr 15

A round-up of recent public finance stories from the Middle East and Africa you might have missed.

Qatar lends Palestinian Authority $100m to pay salaries

The Palestinian Authority announced yesterday that it had received a $100m loan from Qatar to help pay the salaries of civil servants in the light of continuing Israeli freeze of PA tax revenues. (Middle East Monitor)

EFF denies financial mismanagement claims

South Africa’s opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters has been accused of abandoning the Public Finance Management Act. (Eye Witness News)

South Sudan appeals for help from donors to avert economic collapse

South Sudan’s finance ministry has appealed to the donor community and international financial institutions to extend more financial support to avert economic disaster, admitting that the country is in a ‘difficult’ economic situation. (Radio Tamazuj)

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ return to boost Oman’s economy

The return of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said after successful treatment abroad will increase international investor confidence, and give the Omani economy the boost it needs in the wake of lower oil prices, say economic experts. (Times of Oman)

Who ate Liberia’s Ebola money?

FEATURE: Millions of dollars for various Ebola activities disbursed were not backed by adequate supporting documents such as invoices, bills. ‘Money spent without adequate supporting documents could be diverted to personal use,’ according to the findings of the General Auditing Commission. (Front Page Africa)

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