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Ivory Coast defence minister in Bouake for talks with mutineers
January 7, 2017 / 1:56 PM / in 7 months

Ivory Coast defence minister in Bouake for talks with mutineers

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BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Ivory Coast Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi arrived in Bouake, the country's second largest city, on Saturday to meet with disgruntled soldiers behind a revolt that has spread across the West African nation.

"I came, as promised, to meet with our brothers. I am there to reassure them, as the president asked me to," he said before meeting with the mutineers. "We are going to listen and find a solution."

Reporting by Ange Aboa; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Tim Cocks and John Stonestreet

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