By Bongekile Nkomo
11 United Nations Peacekeepers from Tanzania that are part of MONUSCO’s force intervention are now facing allegations of rape and sexual abuse in the DRC
The UN Peacekeeping mission is the world’s largest, with 200,000 uniformed troops. The troops have previously received allegations about sex with minors and also sex for money, however, the allegations were ignored and not investigated further.
Stephane Dujaro spokesperson of the UN secretary responded to this matter by saying: “We want to make sure that the communities and those members in the community who may have been abused feel free and safe enough to come forward.” According to the UN over a 100 girls and women have come forward with sexual abuse allegations and in total the UN has spoken to over a 108 alleged victims, most of them being minors.
No arrests has been made as yet.