Media highlights: New allegations of sexual abuse by MINUSCA peacekeepers

On February 4, the UN's peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), MINUSCA, announced at least seven new victims of alleged sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers in Bambari, indicating the accused troops were from the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Human Rights Watch, the NGO which uncovered the abuses, issued its own detailed statement the same day. This came less than a week after a series of allegations of sexual abuse by UN and other international peacekeepers serving in CAR were announced by the UN in New York and Geneva.

A summary of the media highlights is below. (UN Photo / Olivia Grey Pritchard)

February 4, 2016
New allegations of gang rape against UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic

By Edith M. Lederer
February 5, 2016
More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic

February 4, 2016
Central African Republic peacekeepers to be sent home over 'sex abuse'

By Sarah McGregor
February 4, 2016
UN Expels Troops From Central African Republic Over Sex Abuse

By Joshua Berlinger and David McKenzie
February 4, 2016
Peacekeepers accused of raping girls

The Daily Vox Johannesburg
By Carroll Bogert
February 4, 2016
South Africa: 'The Peacekeepers Knocked On My Door, Then Raped Me'

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
February 5, 2016
CAR Peacekeepers Face More Sexual Abuse Allegations

The Guardian
By Sandra Laville
February 4, 2016
UN troops 'abused at least eight women and girls' in Central African Republic

Headlines and Global News
By Emily Paskevics
February 5, 2016
Central African Republic: More Sexual Abuse Victims Of United Nations Peacekeepers Come Forward

The Indian Republic
By Divyansh Mangeskar
February 5, 2016
Seven new claims of sex abuse by United Nations troops in Central African Republic

By Conor Gaffey
February 5, 2016
U.N. to Send 120 Peacekeepers Home From CAR Amid Fresh Sex Abuse Allegations

February 5, 2016
Fresh sex abuse claims rock UN mission
By Rohan Smith
February 6, 2016
United Nations staff accused of raping women and girls

New Europe
February 5, 2016
More and more sexual abuse scandals continue to come to the surface, concerning the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

The New York Times
February 4, 2016
U.N. Peacekeepers Accused of Rape in Central African Republic

By Emma Farge
February 4, 2016
U.N. peacekeepers linked to new Central Africa rape cases

By Sherwin Bryce-Pease
February 5, 2016
UN outraged at fresh claims of sexual abuses in CAR

By Aryn Baker
February 4, 2016
New Allegations of Sexual Abuse by U.N. Peacekeepers Leads to Calls for Change

Washington Post
By Kevin Sieff
February 4, 2016
U.N. reports new rape accusations against peacekeepers in Central African Republic