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UN mission vows full investigation into allegations of abuse by peacekeepers in Central African Republic

18th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 17 August 2015 – The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) said today that it is determined to investigate fully all allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by its forces in the country and to hold to account perpetrators of such acts. (more…)

Burundi: Ban condemns assassination of senior army officer amid ‘troubling’ political violence

18th August 2015 Press Releases

Burundi, 17 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination Burundi’s former Army Chief of Staff, Colonel Jean Bikomagu, who was shot dead by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura, on 15 August, the second killing of a senior official in the crisis-torn country this month. (more…)

Mali: UN mission condemns violations of ceasefire in Kidal region

18th August 2015 Press Releases

Mali, 17 August 2015 – Fighting erupted over the weekend in northern Mali’s Kidal region between armed groups, breaking the ceasefire and prompting the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, to issue a firm condemnation. (more…)

No new Ebola cases reported in Sierra Leone in past week for first time since outbreak – UN

18th August 2015 Press Releases

Sierra Leone, 17 August 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that no new Ebola cases were reported during the most recent reporting period in Sierra Leone for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak in West Africa, thanks to strong community involvement and the thorough work of rapid response teams. (more…)

Central African Republic: meeting reported victim of sexual assault, UNICEF provides ‘every possible help’

17th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 16 August 2015 – Staff from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have met with a young girl in the Central African Republic reportedly raped by a UN police officer, the head of the agency has announced, explaining that UNICEF is providing her with “every possible help,” including medical assistance and support to deal with the psychological impact of the ordeal. (more…)