Rape charges hang over U.N. peacekeepers in Africa

February 13, 2016 11:01 AM

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Rape charges hang over U.N. peacekeepers in Africa

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Sitting under a mango tree on the outskirts of this capital city, Abdou Mbone, 58, says U.N. peacekeeping troops raped his wife, Halima, before leaving her dead body in the street a year ago.

Mbone’s wife had gone to purchase food for dinner before realizing that Christian militias were in the neighborhood fighting Islamic rebels. She hurried to a nearby market to find the peacekeepers who often stood guard there.

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