The apparent "mutiny" over higher wages and bonuses appeared to have gained momentum as disgruntled soldiers seized Bouake, Ivory Coast's second-largest city, early on Friday, and expanded their uprising to at least four other cities and towns.
Gunfire Breaks Out as Soldiers' Protest Spreads
Deutsche Welle, 7 January 2017
Gunfire was heard in several Ivory Coast cities for a second day as military officials prepared to meet soldiers demanding pay and bonuses. The violence was akin to a 2014 strike… Read more »
Soldiers Launch Mutinies in 3 Cities
Al Jazeera, 6 January 2017
Demobilised soldiers in the Ivory Coast have launched mutinies in three cities, bringing the threat of unrest back to Africa's fastest-growing economy. Read more »
Violence Erupts As Ex-Soldiers Demand Pay
Deutsche Welle, 6 January 2017
Gunfire was heard at three military camps in Ivory Coast as former fighters asked for back pay and bonuses. The violence was similar to a 2014 strike where former rebels made… Read more »
The violence was similar to a 2014 strike where former rebels made similar demands (file photo).
Cote d'Ivoire's Defence Minister Calls Protesting Soldiers to Order
Leadership, 18 November 2014
Cote d'Ivoire's Defence Minister Paul Koffi has called on protesting soldiers to return to the barracks in the interest of law and order in the country. Read more »
The government is blaming militias and soldiers loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo for carrying out series of attacks on an army base and police stations in Abidjan that ... Read more »
Attacks in Abidjan and the west of the country are challenging the government to speed up reforms of the security forces. Read more »
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