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French soldiers accused of sexual abuse of minors in Africa

PARIS (AP) – Two French soldiers serving in the African country of Burkina Faso are being suspended over accusations of sexual abuse of minors, authorities said Tuesday. It is the second case of alleged sexual abuse of minors by French soldiers in Africa to surface in recent months. French officials insisted Tuesday that the Burkina Faso case was unrelated to the earlier one, in Central African Republic, involving different soldiers. French military spokesman Col. Gilles Jaron said the government found out Monday about the accusations against troops serving in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou, and on Tuesday informed French judicial authorities and began procedures to suspend them…