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U.N. to Send 120 Peacekeepers Home From CAR Amid Fresh Sex Abuse Allegations

The United Nations (U.N.) is sending 120 peacekeepers home from its mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) after more allegations of sexual abuse of minors emerged on Thursday. Some 10,800 uniformed personnel are deployed as part of the U.N.’s peacekeeping mission in CAR, known as MINUSCA. Show More Summary

New Allegations of Sexual Abuse by U.N. Peacekeepers Leads to Calls for Change

Human Rights Watch uncovered eight more cases of rape and exploitation by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic

Can the Meek Professor or ‘Mr Clean’ Save Central African Republic?

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article first appeared on The Conversation. After no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote during the first round in December 2015, the presidential election in Central African Republic is now headed to a runoff. Anicet-Georges...Show More Summary

France wants to end Central African military operation this year

France said Sunday its stretched military would pull out of the troubled Central African Republic as it fights on multiple foreign fronts and is increasingly called on for anti-terror operations at home. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told French media on Sunday that the government was aiming to wind down Operation Sangaris, the military operation

EU Troops Accused of Sexually Abusing C.A.R. Minors

Soldiers from a United Nations peace-keeping force and a European mission have been accused of sexually assaulting minors as young as seven-years-old in the Central African Republic. Some children alleged their attackers exchanged food for sex.

UN Reveals New Cases of Child Sex Abuse by European Peacekeepers in Africa 

The United Nations revealed six new alleged child sex abuse cases by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, the Associated Press reports.

France says to wind down Central African Republic force by year-end

PARIS (Reuters) - France aims to scale back its military presence in Central African Republic by the end of the year, its defense minister said in a French media interview, as Paris continues to count on forthcoming elections to ease tension in the turbulent African country.

U.N. Peacekeepers Accused of Sexual Abuse in Central African Republic

Members of the United Nations Peacekeeping troops stationed in the Central African Republic are accused of raping two girls and paying for sex...

Georgian Ministry Suspends 6 Officials Over Possible Links to UN CAR Abuse

Six Georgian Defense Ministry officials have been temporarily suspended over the possible involvement of Georgian servicemen in alleged rape and sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

More allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeeping soldiers come to light in Central African Republic

New accusations of sexual abuse against European peacekeeping forces have surfaced in the Central African Republic, the United Nations reported Friday. Continue reading ? The post More allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeeping soldiers come to light in Central African Republic appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

EU Offers Aid to UN in Inquiry Into Alleged Peacekeepers' Sex Abuses in CAR

The European Union proposed to assist the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in investigating sexual abuses of children in the Central African Republic (CAR) committed with an alleged participation of EU peacekeepers, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said in a statement on Friday.

Children Abused by EU Troops in Central African Republic: U.N.

The United Nations says it has uncovered fresh allegations of child sexual abuse in Central African Republic (CAR) by European Union troops. In a U.N. statement released on Friday, four girls alleged that they were sexually abused by soldiers attached to the EU’s military operation in CAR (EUFOR RCA). Show More Summary

New Cases of Sex Abuse by Soldiers in CAR Revealed

Further scandal has emerged surrounding the issue of European troops sexually abusing children in the Central African Republic. According to Associated Press news agency, six new cases have been reported to United Nations human rights staff.

UN 'Alarmed' by Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in CAR by Peacekeepers

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Hussein expressed concern on Friday in light of allegations foreign soldiers serving in a UN-backed peacekeeping mission sexually abused children in the Central African Republic (CAR).

More sex abuse claims against EU troops in Africa

U.N. human rights chief reports 6 more cases of alleged child sexual abuse at camp for displaced people in Central African Republic

Peacekeepers accused of abusing children in Central African Republic: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday it had allegations that peacekeepers from Georgia, France and another unnamed country sexually abused children while deployed in the Central African Republic.

Central African Republic Parliamentary Elections to be Rerun After 400 Complaints

The constitutional court in Central African Republic (CAR) has ruled that December’s parliamentary elections must be rerun due to irregularities. This comes after more than 400 complaints were lodged with the country’s election authority...Show More Summary

Nigeria and CAR Refugees Need $500 Million Aid: U.N.

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

More than $500 million is required to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees from conflicts in northeastern Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR) in 2016, the U.N. Refugee Agency said on Monday. Nigeria is continuing to confront Boko Haram in the country’s northeast. Show More Summary

France to withdraw troops from Central Africa quickly, Hollande says

PARIS (Reuters) - French troops will be able to pull out of Central African Republic quickly once it elects a new president, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday.

LRA Rebels Kidnap Scores of Villagers in CAR

Members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abducted scores of people in Central African Republic last weekend in its biggest attack for months, Reuters reported. Rebels from the feared Ugandan rebel group, led by warlord Joseph Kony, raided a diamond mine near the village of Diya, a remote area that lies around 370 miles east of the capital Bangui. Show More Summary

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