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France to investigate UN allegations against it’s Forces

first_imgA U.N. report suggested that French, Chadian and Equatorial Guinea troops were implicated. French President Francois Hollande vowed on Thursday to take stern action against  French troops found guilty of child sex abuse in Central African Republic.A U.N. report suggested that French, Chadian and Equatorial Guinea troops were implicated.The allegations, which came to light this week due to an internal U.N. report summarizing interviews with victims, risks damaging the reputation of France’s peacekeeping operations in Africa.Reuters obtained the U.N. report on Thursday, though the Guardian newspaper was the first to report on the charges. The United Nations has defended its decision to hand the evidence over to French authorities from a 2014 investigation of allegations that French military personnel sexually abused children in the Central African Republic.The U.N. Deputy spokesman for the secretary general, Farhan Haq has said that the UN doesn’t try to interfere with countries’ investigative processes.” What we did is through our Human Rights offices in Bangui conduct a human rights investigation in the late spring of 2014. That was in response to a series of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of children by French military personnel. We tried to make sure that was followed up on and in fact it is being followed up on. In terms of when it’s being made public, I believe the French authorities have their own way of processing this and you really need to ask them the question of how they disclose this sort of information as they go about this.”Inspite of French President Francois Hollande’s declaration that there would be no mercy for any soldiers found to have abused children in the Central African Republic.There are concerns that this scandal could cost his troops goodwill in the region.There are already mixed reactions to the allegations among those affected by the conflict in the Central African Republic.Authorities in the Central African Republic however feel that it would have been better if the report had been made public.The French government has said it is carrying out two separate investigations into claims that 16 of it’s soldiers abused vulnerable children at a camp for internally displaced people.France sent an initial 1,600 troops to the country in December 2013 after violence flared following a coup.The country descended into ethnic and sectarian violence, with thousands of people fleeing their homes and the UN warning that there was a high risk of genocide.The UN took over and expanded the African peacekeeping mission in Septemberlast_img read more

Injuries remain an issue for USC

first_imgOver the last couple games, the Trojans have been affected by injuries on both sides of the ball. On Saturday, several players had to leave the game, but according to the coaching staff, none of the injuries suffered were believed to be serious.Breakaway speed · Freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee returned an 88-yard kickoff for a touchdown to begin the second half for USC. – Luciano Nunez | Daily TrojanSenior defensive tackle DaJohn Harris and sophomore cornerback Torin Harris were both labeled as game-time decisions entering Saturday’s game, but neither played.Though Harris suited up and participated in pre-game warm-up drills, the coaching staff opted to replace him with redshirt freshman defensive tackle George Uko, who recorded 1.5 sacks.Junior left tackle Matt Kalil had to leave the game for a brief moment in the third quarter and the coaching staff examined his chest/shoulder area on the sideline.He did return, though. Junior safety T.J. McDonald did not play in the second half because of blurred vision.Senior defensive tackle Christian Tupou also had to leave the game and held an ice pack on his surgically repaired left knee after the game.USC coach Lane Kiffin noted after the game that on Thursday night, freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee had the flu and was sent to the health center.According to Kiffin, the original plan was to use Lee sparingly. The Serra graduate, however, responded well in the early phases of the game and showed no lingering effects.Lee finished with nine receptions for 74 yards and one touchdown. It was his eighth touchdown in his last eight games.—A strength for the USC team this season has been the play of its special teams. Against Washington, that same unit helped spur the Trojans to victory. Leading 7-3 in the second quarter and facing a 4th-and-9, redshirt junior punter Kyle Negrete fielded a snap and rushed 35 yards for a first down deep into Washington territory.Negrete, who previously doubled as both a punter and linebacker at the University of San Diego, finished his run by running over his tackler and drawing approval from the crowd.“There wasn’t a lot of juice right at that point,” Kiffin said. “The ball was getting closer to midfield and it was a look that we felt good at. [Special teams coach John] Baxter was a little bit nervous about going that far on 4th-and-9, but that’s who we are. We believe in our players and put it on our players to make plays.”Though Kiffin instructed Negrete to slide after he picked up enough yards for the first down, the 6-foot, 210-pounder felt comfortable enough carrying the ball for additional yards.“I haven’t seen green grass like that since I was playing in high school,” Negrete said.To begin the second half, Lee returned an 88-yard kickoff for a touchdown, giving USC a 30-3 lead. It was his second consecutive two-touchdown game after notching his first multiple-touchdown game against Colorado.—For all of the praise Kiffin gave his defense and his role players for proving the team could win comfortably even without career days from junior quarterback Matt Barkley and sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods, he was equally dismayed with the number and nature of the Trojans’ penalties.“The penalties today were embarrassing,” Kiffin said. “We were not a disciplined football team. We didn’t handle being ahead very well. We got too lackadaisical and did not play smart football.”USC committed 11 penalties for 78 yards, including Kalil’s third personal foul penalty this season and junior cornerback Tony Burnett’s second consecutive game with a special teams penalty that negated a Woods return. Washington also committed 12 penalties for 91 yards.At halftime, the Huskies had recorded more penalties, nine, than first downs, five.last_img read more

Syracuse trails N.C. State, 42-29, in the 4th quarter in Raleigh

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