Congo probes claims of sex abuse by C.Africa peacekeepers

UN peacekeeping forces patrol in Bangui on December 30, 2015Republic of Congo’s government said Friday it had launched an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse involving peacekeepers serving with the UN in troubled Central African Republic. “Under a memorandum of understanding between the Congolese government and the office of the UN secretary general it has been decided that an administrative inquiry will be carried out,” Communications Minister Thierry Moungalla said. The investigation, which would be led by the defence ministry, would attempt to “verify the veracity of the allegations” revealed by the UN’s 10,000-strong stabilization mission in Central African Republic, MINUSCA, on Thursday.

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