Troops 'robbed Ivory Coast bank
Twelve French peacekeepers are due to be charged with stealing money from a bank in Ivory Coast, which they were supposed to be guarding last year.
Some allegedly bought digital cameras and mobile phones with the money and sent them to their families in France.
They are alleged to have stolen the equivalent of about $100,000 from the bank in the western town of Man.
They were part of a 4,000-strong French force sent to restore order in Ivory Coast after a rebellion began in 2002.
Six other French soldiers have been accused of stealing nearly $20,000 worth of local CFA francs from another branch of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in the rebel headquarters of Bouake last year.
Maybe it's the blue helmets that cause French soldiers to go insane
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