Hollande, Ban say no 'impunity' in C. Africa sex abuse case: official

The United Nations said more than 100 victims had come forward in the Central African Republic with disturbing new accounts of sexual abuse, including bestiality, by UN peacekeepers and French troopsFrench President Francois Hollande and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday there would be no impunity for French troops and UN peacekeepers accused in a sexual abuse scandal in the Central African Republic. The United Nations on Thursday said more than 100 victims had come forward in the country with disturbing new accounts of sexual abuse, including bestiality, by UN peacekeepers and French troops. “In light of new allegations of sexual abuse allegedly committed by MINUSCA and Sangaris troops (the UN and French missions to the CAR), the president and the UN secretary general both expressed the desire to establish the truth, and to reject any impunity,” the French presidency said in a statement.

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