`A German army unit due to police elections next month in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been barred from the mission because of a scandal over bizarre sexual practices in its ranks, a defense ministry spokesman said Thursday. [..]
In one incident reported in the German press, members of the unit allegedly placed fruit in the backside of one soldier and pounded it with a paddle. Initial reports said the soldier had willingly participated in the act.
The military described the incident as “reprehensible” and “not to be tolerated”.’