Sex and corruption scandals taint African aid work
The scandal, details of which emerged on Tuesday, is the latest in a series involving sex and corruption to taint aid and peacekeeping operations on the world's poorest continent.
Below are some scandals in recent years:
February - United Nations says investigation reveals that some peacekeeping troops in Mozambique paid for sex with children.
February - Angola accuses United Nations personnel and foreign aid workers of sexually exploiting children. U.N. sets up investigation committee.
July - Swiss charity Terre des Hommes announces that two employees, a Briton and a Canadian, sexually abused boys orphaned by famine in Ethiopia.
September - Investigation launched into allegations that U.N. peacekeepers in Eritrea and Ethiopia had sex with under-age girls.
January - U.N. investigators report that workers for the UNHCR refugee agency in Nairobi helped collect millions of dollars in the 1990s from refugees desperate to flee the continent.
February - Study shows widespread sexual exploitation of refugee children in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Allegations are brought against at least 70 individuals from 40 agencies. U.N. officials say a high-powered UNHCR team will be sent to investigate.