[JURIST] Secretary General Kofi Annan admitted Friday that a "small number" of UN civilian and military personnel had committed "gross misconduct" by sexually exploiting refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He expressed outrage at their actions and said the perpetrators must be held accountable. This statement comes after a two year investigation into the incidents conducted by both MONUC (the UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo) and the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services. The UN mission in DRC now consists of about 10,000 troops and was first deployed in 2001, two years before a major war there ended. BBC News has more.