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Calls for new laws as tech fuels ‘explosion’ of online sex...

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As a schoolgirl, Sarah Cooper became close to an online buddy called “J”, bonding over a love of pop singers like Lady Gaga and...

ISS: Can the AU protect citizens against COVID-19 abuses?

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Lockdowns and curfews to fight COVID-19 across Africa have been designed as an abuse of fundamental rights. This was the view of Mélanie Sonhaye...

Police abuse rife in Kenya

Nearly half the Kenyans surveyed by government’s police watchdog said they suffered police abuse of power, according to a survey, underscoring the scale of...

Police apparently abused Nigerian prostitutes

Nigerian police are investigating allegations that officers sexually assaulted women arrested in nightclub raids during a crackdown on prostitution. There has been widespread public outrage...

Six South Africans implicated in latest UN SEA report

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South African soldiers serving with the United Nations' MONUSCO mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been mentioned no less...

UN receives 70 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in...

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The United Nations received 70 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse across all its entities and implementing partners between the start...

Cabinet notes SANDF efforts to fight sexual abuse and exploitation

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Efforts made by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to eliminate sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) incidents by soldiers deployed on continental...

Migrants abused in Yemen

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African migrants and asylum seekers in Yemen are subject to physical and sexual abuse in detention, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW)...

UN making progress in stamping out sexual exploitation and abuse

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The number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by personnel serving with the United Nations dropped from 165 in 2016...

UNMISS recalls police unit over alleged sexual abuse

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The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan recalled a Ghanaian police unit working at one protection camp while it investigates allegations of...

Forty sex abuse allegations in final quarter of 2017

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Forty allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse were made during the last three months of 2017 against United Nations peacekeeping missions, agencies,...

Sex abuse case against French soldiers dismissed

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French magistrates dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while deployed in the Central...

Thirty-one sexual abuse cases filed against UN personnel

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Thirty-one new cases alleging sexual abuse or exploitation by United Nations personnel, nearly half involving the U.N. refugee agency, were filed between...

Sexual abuse and exploitation guidance integral to SANDF training

SEA (sexual exploitation and abuse) guidance ahead of and during all SA National Defence Force (SANDF) deployments, internally and continentally, is an...

UN investigating sex abuse allegations in Central African Republic

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The United Nations is looking into allegations that complaints of sexual abuse and exploitation made against its peacekeepers in the Central African...

Central African Republic abuses may be crimes against humanity

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A litany of killing, rape, mutilation, pillage and torture committed by successive governments and armed groups in Central African Republic from 2003-15...

Abuse of power hampering missions and tarnishing militaries

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Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) have been major problems in peacekeeping missions for many years. Missions...

Tunisian security forces accused of abuses

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Tunisian security forces are using methods in their war against Islamist militants associated with overthrown leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, including...

UN identifies 41 Burundi, Gabon troops accused of abuse in CAR

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An internal United Nations inquiry has identified 25 peacekeepers from Burundi and 16 from Gabon accused of sexual abuse and exploitation in...

UN memo casts doubt on some Central African Republic sex abuse...

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A draft United Nations memo seen by Reuters suggests dozens allegations of sexual abuse against UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic have...

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