Vehicles of the African Union's MISCA peacekeeping force and of the Sangaris operation patrol in the 'Muslim enclave' of the PK5 district in Bangui on May 31, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI
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African Union peacekeepers from the Republic of Congo operating in the Central African Republic have been accused of abuses, including torture, killings and detentions, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday.About 6,000 AU peacekeepers, known as MISCA, are working alongside French and European Union troops to try to restore order in the nation, where months of ethnic and religious violence have killed thousands and made nearly a million homeless.HRW said that on March 24 a group of Congolese troops surrounded a house belonging to an anti-balaka general and captured at least 11 people, including four women.
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