- UN rights chief alleges French soldier sexually abused girl Updated: Sep-03-15 4:22 am
GENEVA - United Nations staff turned up a case of sexual abuse of a girl by a French soldier in Central African Republic, the U.N. human rights chief said Thursday, in the latest claim of sexual abuse by foreign troops in the poor, unstable African country.
- Armed group frees 163 children in Central African Republic Updated: Aug-28-15 3:23 pm
BATANGAFO, Central African Republic - A militia group released 163 children from its ranks on Friday in Central African Republic, a country where as many as 10,000 youth have become ensnared in the sectarian violence between armed groups since 2013.
- UN Central African Republic head promises discipline Updated: Aug-26-15 1:05 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - The United Nations' acting special representative for Central African Republic has said there is zero-tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, calling on civilian and military personnel to act responsibly.
- Countries delay UN plan to name those accused of sex abuse Updated: Aug-20-15 7:19 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is rejecting growing pressure to name countries whose peacekeepers face sexual abuse accusations in Central African Republic against children as young as 11, keeping silent because member states have delayed the U.N. chief's plan to identify alleged perpetrators.
- France considers further reduction of its troops in CAR Updated: Aug-19-15 11:00 am
PARIS - The French government considers withdrawing more of its troops from Central African Republic by the end of the year.
- UN: Some sexual abuse charges against peacekeepers ignored Updated: Aug-18-15 4:16 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The 12-year-old girl said she had been raped by a foreign soldier, one of many who had come to Central African Republic to calm sectarian violence. So the military commander brought her in front of a dozen of his soldiers and asked: Can you identify him?
- UN to start naming, shaming countries for alleged misconduct Updated: Aug-13-15 7:56 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Taking aim at "a cancer in our system," the U.N. secretary-general on Thursday announced that he intends to start naming and shaming countries whose troops and police serving in U.N. peacekeeping missions face credible accusations of sexual abuse and exploitation.
- Rwanda peacekeeper kills 4 colleagues in C. African Republic Updated: Aug-08-15 12:29 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - The United Nations mission in Central African Republic says a Rwandan peacekeeper there has shot dead four of his colleagues and wounded eight others.