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Diplomacy & Peace

Burundi rebels trained by Rwandan military: UN experts

Allegation: Burundi rebels trained by RwandaA confidential report to the United Nations Security Council accuses Rwanda of recruiting and training Burundian refugees with the goal of ousting Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Ivory Coast ex-president presented as peace-loving victim

Gbagbo at ICCFormer Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, charged with fomenting a 2010 crisis that led to 3,000 deaths, actually tried to resolve the deadlock that plunged the country into civil war, his lawyers said on Monday.

Burundi keeps seat on security body, complicating peacekeeper plan

The Burundian flag.Burundi was re-elected to the African Union's peace and security council, diplomats said, a move that could complicate plans to send peacekeepers to the troubled country against its will.

European, U.N. troops accused of sexual abuse in Central African Republic

A Chadian soldier in Bangui.Twelve more children in the Central African Republic have accused European soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers of sexual abuse, the United Nations said on Friday, with one senior official saying such abuse was "rampant" there.

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