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French soldier in Central African Republic accused of sexual abuse: U.N

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A French soldier deployed to Central African Republic has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl in the latest in a series of misconduct allegations against peacekeeping forces there, the United Nations' top human rights official said.

Sudanese poachers kill elephants amid Central Africa chaos: UN experts

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudanese poachers have been taking advantage of the chaos in conflict-torn Central African Republic and are killing elephants for their ivory and other wild animals, an expert panel that monitors U.N. sanctions said in a confidential report seen by Reuters.

Central African Republic armed group frees enslaved children

BANGUI (Reuters) - A militia in the Central African Republic released 163 enslaved children on Friday, partly fulfilling a pledge made as part of a U.N.-brokered deal, a U.N. agency said.

Ukraine's GDP Dropped by 35% Surpassing Zimbabwe, Central African Republic

Over the past 24 years, Ukraine’s real GDP has decreased by 35 percent, which is absolutely the worst in the world, according to World Bank data, Ukrainian newspaper Zerkalo Nedeli (ZN) reported.

?U.N. envoy urges ban on sex attacks by peacekeepers

Call for increased measures comes amid multiple reports of rape and sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic

Can the U.N. cure the 'cancer' in its system?

Since the United Nations established a peacekeeping force in the strife-torn Central African Republic last year, civilians in that country have lodged at least 13 complaints of sexual abuse against peacekeepers. Just last week, three U.N. soldiers were accused of raping two women and a child. Earlier...

UN peacekeeping soldiers accused of abusing Central African children

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The UN mission in the Central African Republic has been hit by 13 cases of alleged sexual abuse by its peacekeepers, including nine that involve underage victims as young as 11, an official said Thursday. “The sharp rise in cases reported in the last three months is of concern,” said...

Congo to investigate soldier rape charges in Central African Republic

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo will investigate three of its soldiers accused of rape while serving in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in neighboring Central African Republic, the justice minister said on Thursday.

UN peacekeepers in Central Africa accused of rape

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

United Nations peacekeepers affiliated with the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic, or Minusca, have been accused of rape, officials said Wednesday. U.N. spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci said the alleged events involved three young women, one of whom is...

UN Peacekeepers Accused of Rape Yet Again In The Central African Republic

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

Less than a week after the head of the UN's mission in the Central African Republic was booted amid accusations of peacekeeper sexual abuse, the UN has announced new allegations involving the rape of three young women, one of whom was a minor. Show More Summary

In UN Rape Cases, Diplomats' Resignations Do Not Equal Criminal Accountability

The resignation of Babacar Gaye as the UN Chief of Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) following reports of another rape involving peacekeepers there is a telling response on the part of the Secretary General. As news of aShow More Summary

Ivory smuggling route tracked via fake tusks with GPS

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

National Geographic reporter Bryan Christy commissioned two fake elephant tusks embedded with GPS, then planted them to track ivory smuggling routes from the Central African Republic into Sudan. Read the rest

These Untitled Photos of the Republic of Congo Leave Viewers to Find Their Own Interpretations

Compared to its larger Central African neighbor, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo has not been widely documented. Alex Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin provide plenty of visual records in their book, Congo, which Aperture...Show More Summary

The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Sex Abuse

So yesterday, sexual exploitation and abuse among United Nations peacekeepers and other troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) occasioned another UN resignation. Babacar Gaye, the Secretary General's Special Representative to the CAR, resigned after Ban Ki-Moon asked him to step down. Show More Summary

U.N. Official Ousted Amid Allegations of Sex Abuse by Peacekeepers

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon announced yesterday that his top official in the Central African Republic, former Senegalese Army general Babacar Gaye, had resigned at his request. The statement comes after repeated allegations of sexual abuse against civilians, including children, and against U.N. peacekeepers in the region. Most recently,... More »

Head of UN Peacekeeping Mission Fired Amid Sex Abuse Allegations

The UN Secretary General has dismissed the head of the agency’s peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic in the wake of numerous sex abuse allegations against peacekeeping troops.

U.N. Ousts Its Head Peacekeeper In CAR Amid New Accusations

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

"Enough is enough," U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon says, accepting Babacar Gaye's resignation after peacekeepers were accused of raping a girl and killing two people in the Central African Republic.

Head of the UN's Central African Republic Mission Booted Amid Allegations of Child Rape

3 weeks agoNews : Vice News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has removed the head of the UN's peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) a day after allegations emerged of yet another sexual abuse scandal among its peacekeepers involving children. Show More Summary

Head of scandal-hit U.N. Central Africa force resigns: U.N. chief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has resigned after a fresh round of allegations of sexual abuse and excessive use of force by peacekeepers, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday.

UN peacekeeping chief in CAR resigns

UN chief in Central African Republic quits after a series of sexual and other misconduct allegations.

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