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Disgruntled soldiers behind armed uprising in Ivory Coast
January 6, 2017 / 2:13 PM / 10 months ago

Disgruntled soldiers behind armed uprising in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Soldiers demanding salary increases and the payment of bonuses were behind the seizure of Ivory Coast’s second-largest city of Bouake on Friday, the West African nation’s defence minister said.

“It is asked that all soldiers remain calm and return to barracks so that lasting solutions can be found,” a statement from Alain-Richard Donwahi read on state-owned television said.

Reporting by Joe Bavier; Editing by Tim Cocks

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