Shocking allegations of sexual abuse on a mass scale continue to shadow the UN's so-called peace-keeping mission in the Central African Republic.
Allegations of bestiality and the abuse of hundreds of women and girls have prompted the UN to launch yet another investigation. Condemnation of French troops and UN peacekeepers has been strong, but there is concern about the UN's ability to solve this problem. This week Africa Today asks: How will the peace-keepers put their house in order?
Late last month in the Central African Republic, French and Gabonese UN peace-keeping troops were, yet again, accused of sexually abusing hundreds of women, girls and boys. France, the former colonizer, sent its troops after the UN Security Council adopted a resolution giving the African Union and France the green light to take control of the unrest following domestic conflicts between rival groups. But many are wondering whether this barbarity under the watch of France and the UN will ever stop.