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Soldiers Launch Mutinies in 3 Ivory Coast Cities over Pay

Friday, 06 January 2017 06:55 AM

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Authorities in Ivory Coast say soldiers have launched mutinies in three cities across this West African country.

The unrest erupted early Friday in the second-largest city, Bouake, when the soldiers began demanding higher pay. Residents say there has been intermittent gunfire since around 1 a.m.

Similar mutinies erupted later Friday in Daloa and Korhogo. Karim Sanogo, a student in Daloa, says heavily armed men are parading through town and security forces have abandoned their posts.

Bouake was the stronghold of the rebel-controlled north throughout the country's civil war. Many of those fighters have been integrated into Ivory Coast's army.

The soldiers, however, say not all the promises made in a 2007 agreement were implemented.

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Authorities in Ivory Coast say soldiers have launched mutinies in three cities across this West African country.The unrest erupted early Friday in the second-largest city, Bouake, when the soldiers began demanding higher pay. Residents say there has been intermittent...
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