UN investigates allegations peacekeepers abused Central African Republic girls

The United Nations says it is investigating new allegations that UN peacekeepers sexually abused four underage girls in the capital of Central African Republic.

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The spokesman for the UN secretary-general says the investigation is looking into how many peacekeepers were involved. Stephane Dujarric did not say how many troop-contributing countries had peacekeepers accused in the allegations. The UN is asking the countries to immediately investigate.

The new allegations follow a series of sexual abuse allegations against UN peacekeepers last year in Central African Republic, which has suffered years of sectarian violence.

The UN says a fact-finding mission is under way.

The UN does not name countries whose peacekeepers are accused in sexual misconduct, but UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he intends to start doing so this year.



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