UN chief sacks C.Africa mission head over peacekeeper sex abuse claims

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sacked the UN's C.Africa mission chiefUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Wednesday he had fired the mission chief in the Central African Republic, saying “enough is enough” after a string of allegations of child sex abuse by peacekeepers. The move followed fresh accusations that a peacekeeper from the MINUSCA force had raped a 12-year-old girl, months after similar claims were made against Moroccan and Burundian troops in the unit. France is separately investigating claims that more than a dozen of its soldiers serving in the Sangaris force in the Central African Republic sexually abused children in exchange for food in late 2013.

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