While Kofi Enema excoriates Israel for fighting Jihadi savages and Islamic Iranian legions in Lebanon, UN "peace conspirators" in the Congo sexual abuse little girls. Caught redhanded again. and again and again. Ugh.........
KINSHASA (AFP) - The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) is investigating new allegations implicating UN peacekeepers in the "sexual exploitation of minors," it has said.
"MONUC has received allegations about the existence of a major prostitution ring involving minors, close to a large concentration of Congolese soldiers and Blue Helmets (UN forces) in South Kivu, (in the) northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo," the UN mission said in a statement Thursday.
A MONUC spokeswoman in the South Kivu capital Bukavu told AFP: "To attract the girls, the pimps used as a major advantage the fact that the Blue Helmets were there and could have money."
These UN pimps are animals.
MONUC's reputation was sullied two years ago by revelations that peacekeepers were involved in the sexual abuse of 13-year-old girls.
The scandal broke in December 2004 when "at least 140 cases of allegations of sexual exploitation implicating MONUC personnel" were recorded, according to Jean Tobie Okala, MONUC's deputy spokesman in the capital Kinshasa.
A report at the time said that the allegations reflected a grave, long-term problem among UN peacekeepers.
"The investigation ... found that the problem was serious and ongoing," said the internal affairs report, on 72 cases of alleged abuse.
Sources close to the cases said the civilian employee was a Frenchman, later jailed in France, and that the soldiers in question hailed from Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Tunisia and Uruguay.
The investigation was carried out in Bunia, Ituri, in the northeast of the DR Congo, from May to September 2004 after local media alleged peacekeeper abuse of women and young girls.
Many of the alleged acts were committed with "a feeling of impunity," the report noted.
I can just bet. Impunity.......throwing their blue helmuts about like German SS officers I am sure.
The UN department of peacekeeper operations and MONUC should put into place a prevention program and should better inform soldiers what is expected of them when in contact with local populations, the report said.
What's expected of them? They have to instructed not to rape and traffic in little girls and women? We really need to leave the UN.