Agence France-PresseMarch 10, 2014 10:02
State officials in the Central African Republic were paid their first wage for six months on Monday, a small sign of normality in a country that has been paralysed by war for over a year.
On Monday, huge lines of state employees, impatient for their first pay packets since September 2013, formed outside the major banks in the capital Bangui.
"Better one month than nothing. We're barely living," paramedic Jean Nguelebo told AFP.
"If the government makes the effort, we may be able to get one or two more months -- if the treasury allows."