UN peacekeeping chief in CAR resigns

2015-08-12 18:03
Ban Ki-moon (AP)

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New York - The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has resigned over the force's handling of a series of sexual and other misconduct allegations.

U Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told reporters on Wednesday he has accepted the resignation of Babacar Gaye of Senegal.

It comes a day after Amnesty International accused UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic's capital of indiscriminately killing a 16-year-old boy and his father and raping a 12-year-old girl in separate incidents this month.

That follows allegations that UN peacekeepers had sexually abused street children in Bangui and a separate allegation of child sexual abuse against a peace keeper in the eastern part of the country.

The UN mission is also being investigated over how it handled child sexual abuse allegations against French troops last year.

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