Thursday, August 17, 2006

Child sex allegations against UN peacekeepers in Congo.

The UN has started an extensive investigation on some of its own officers after allegations of child sexual abuse by locals as well as some soldiers. Young girls, some as young as 13 years old have been offered money and food in the south eastern province of Kivu, for sexual favors. The UN immediately implemented a ban on its troops to have sex with any locals. BBC online has more.

Needless to say that the said peacekeeping troops are there to oversee the congolese first ever democratic elections.