Millionaire Congolese businessman Jean-Pierre Bemba was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Monday. Jerry Lampen/AP hide caption

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A Burundian soldier of the U.N. peacekeeping force MINUSCA contingent uses a metal detector at the entrance of a polling station in Bangui, Central African Republic on Dec. 14, 2015. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Burundian Peacekeeping Abroad Can Fuel Conflict At Home
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Canadian Judge Marie Deschamps, chair of the Independent Review Panel on U.N. Response to Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Foreign Military Forces, at a news conference at the United Nations on Thursday. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Independent Panel Says U.N. Failed To Respond To Abuse Allegations
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To Decode Elephant Conversation, You Must Feel The Jungle Rumble
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A picture taken with a smart phone shows Syrian refugees queuing at one of the many UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) registration centers in Lebanon. At the same time that civil wars and the Ebola outbreak are plaguing countries in Africa, Syrian and Iraqi refugees are seeking help from agencies. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises
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A Muslim shopkeeper uses a mobile phone in front of his shop in the PK5 district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, on April 30. The nation, which struggles with conflict between Christian and Muslim militias, banned texting on Monday. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Central African Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia sits during a conference in Bangui in this Dec. 8 file photo. Djotodia resigned Friday after a two-day summit in neighboring Chad. Herve Serefio/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Michele Kelemen reports from the Central African Republic
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