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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African forest elephants stampede in the Central African Republic jungle. Courtesy of Cornell Lab or Ornithology hide caption

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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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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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French troops patrolled the Central African Republic's tense capital on Saturday, as reinforcements crossed into the country as part of a UN-mandated effort to quell a wave of deadly sectarian violence. Sia Kambou /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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