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DRC to investigate rape allegations against its UN peacekeepers

The government of the Democratic of Republic Congo (DRC) said on Thursday that it would investigate three of its soldiers accused of rape while

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DRC to investigate rape allegations against its UN peacekeepers

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The government of the Democratic of Republic Congo (DRC) said on Thursday that it would investigate three of its soldiers accused of rape while serving as UN peacekeepers in neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR).

The UN said on Wednesday that three females, including one minor, were allegedly raped by members of the peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSCA.

On Thursday it was revealed that the soldiers in question were Congolese.

The peacekeeping mission was set up to help maintain stability in the country, as it emerges from more than two years of conflict.

The mission, however, has been dogged by accusations of misconduct and its head, Babacar Gaye, was dismissed from his post last week.