UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ordered the immediate repatriation of the entire U.N. peacekeeping contingent from Gabon serving in the Central African Republic following credible reports of sexual abuse by some of its 450 members and past allegations.

The decision proves the failures of the UN to respond effectively to allegations and sexual exploitations in the Central African Republic by the Gabonese, including conducting timely and effective investigations and report on sanctions for substantiated allegations.

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