UN Congo Head Vows Action Against Accused Tanzanians

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 7:47 PM

Maman Sidikou said Saturday that sanctions may be imposed after investigations by the U. N. and Tanzanian government. Sidikou said eighteen cases of rape have been reported involving Tanzanians.

The head of the United Nations mission in Congo has vowed action against Tanzanian peacekeepers accused of sexual abuses in Congo.

Maman Sidikou said Saturday that sanctions may be imposed after investigations by the U. N. and Tanzanian government.

Sidikou said eighteen cases of rape have been reported involving Tanzanians. He said eleven cases are from Tanzania'south previous contingent and seven are with the current deployment in the eastern village of Mavivi.

Latest week the U. N. said six of eleven females in Congo allegedly impregnated by Tanzanian peacekeepers are minors and seven had given birth.

Sidikou said the victims will receive assistance.

The U. N. has been in the spotlight over allegations of abuses by its peacekeepers, particularly those based in Central African Republic and Congo.

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