Army and the government in côte d’ivoire reached agreement after a restless day

Army and the government in côte d’ivoire reached agreement after a restless day

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Hundreds of Ivorian soldiers have Friday shots in the air fired, and surrounded the building in the city of Bouaké, where the government was engaged in negotiations with the army over salaries.

Ultimately, both parties, however, to an agreement after hours of consultation.

Also in Abidjan, the largest city of the country, was shot, reports BBC News. The president of Ivory coast, Alassane Ouattara, said on 7 January that an agreement had been reached with the disgruntled soldiers in the country, but that turned out to be premature.

A group of muitende soldiers opened that day, the fire and surrounded a short time, an official residence of a local director, where, among others, the minister of Defence, Alain-Richard Donwahi, were located.

There were also delegates from the government and afgevaardigen of the army in order to negotiate the agreement.


Although the skirmishes after the announced agreement were less, it remained restless. The problems were mainly caused by former soldiers. They demanded more money from the government.

The new temporary siege of the building in Bouaké came according to a spokesperson of the muitende soldiers mainly because they feared that the government would not stick to the agreement that was concluded on the payment of bonuses.


In Bouaké started in 2002 a rebellion against the then president Laurent Gbagbo. The insurgents were then the northern half of the country in the hands. Only in 2011 were the north and south reunited. The current president, Alassane Ouattara, from the north.

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