(AFP) – The United Nations has documented dozens of cases of serious child abuse including rape and kidnap in five days of violence by Congolese militias, it said Wednesday. The UN’s mission in DR Congo, Monusco, said it had recorded 62 cases of “serious” child abuse by armed groups in the violence-wracked east, and by followers of slain militia leader Kamwina Nsapu in the country’s centre, between June 5 and 9. “The fate of child victims of armed conflict in the DRC remains a permanent concern,” Monusco spokesman Theophane Kinda told reporters in Kinshas.