U.N. Probes Sexual Abuse by Central African Peacekeeper

The U.N.'s peacekeeping force in Central African Republic said on Thursday it has begun a probe into claims that one of its peacekeepers sexually abused an underaged girl.
The allegations follow a U.N. report documenting the involvement of French and African soldiers in the sexual abuse of young children while on a peacekeeping mission between December 2013 and June 2014.
The peacekeeping force said in a statement, "The UN's head of mission Babacar Gaye is extremely concerned about these allegations and immediately launched the investigation process and informed the government of the Central African Republic."