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Ugandan troops face sexual abuse charges in central Africa

Ugandan soldiers in Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

The rights group said in a report Monday that two of the women were girls when the abuse happened, charging that some of the victims have been threatened into silence.

Fifteen of the women and girls interviewed said they became pregnant and the men responsible left the country without giving any support, the report said.

Ugandan authorities have already "taken action" after investigating some individuals named as perpetrators, said Ugandan military spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire....