Gabon says it has opened an investigation following "many cases of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse" by its troops as part of UN mission in the Central African Republic.
The parliamentary election included run-off votes in 49 electoral districts and first round voting in 69 districts where violence stopped the vote from taking place in December.
Head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says 3,000 more peacekeepers needed to raise the ceiling to 14,650 in order to combat new threats.
Tensions have escalated dramatically in the country since December's controversial presidential polls, with groups opposed to President Faustin Archange Touadera's re-election.
President Touadera, the UN and the EU all fiercely insist the Sunday vote will take place despite threats of a coup.
UN says Central African Republic's fourth-largest town Bambari "is under control" after armed groups were pushed back into the bush.
Rwanda’s defence ministry says the country deployed troops to Central African Republic where its soldiers in the UN peacekeeping force have been targeted by rebels.
The UN deployed forces on Friday following an offensive by the 3R, Patriotic Movement for Central Africa and anti-Balaka militias.
Seventeen people were killed in a flashpoint Muslim enclave of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), where a UN soldier also reportedly died.
The attack carried out by Anti-Balaka militia near the southern town of Gambo, also wounded three other peacekeepers while five attackers were "neutralised."
It started with allegations of sexual abuse by six French peacekeepers. Now the UN is inundated with claims against troops in the Central African Republic.
United Nations says four civilians demonstrating against the global organisation's military presence killed and 14 others wounded in clashes between UN peacekeepers and protestors in capital Bangui.
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