Dozens of women and girls have reportedly been raped by South Sudanese soldiers near a U.N. compound in the capital. A U.N. spokesperson said they are taking the allegations "very seriously."
Serving as a U.N. peacekeeper can be a lucrative profession for young Africans. But Burundians seeking such work must pledge loyalty to their government, which is implicated in human rights abuses.
This month, investigators learned that some peacekeepers were paying girls for sex in the Central Africa Republic. It's part of a pattern of abuse. Can the U.N. stop it?