U.N. mission to Central Africa reports new alleged sexual abuse cases

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 04, 2016 11:40 AM

DAKAR (Reuters) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission for Central African Republic said in a statement on Thursday it has identified seven possible new victims of sexual abuse and exploitation in the country by its peacekeepers, including at least five minors.

The alleged crimes, including rape and gang rape, occurred in the town of Bambari and were brought to the U.N.'s attention by Human Rights Watch, the statement added.

(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Dominic Evans)