Hundreds of soldiers in côte d’ivoire again in revolt after deal with government

Hundreds of soldiers in côte d’ivoire again in revolt after deal with government

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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 negotiates with the army on a previous deal about salaries.

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 his country.

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 agreement reached were less, it remained restless. The problems are mainly caused by former soldiers. They demand more money from the government.

The new temporary siege of the building in Bouaké according to a spokesman of the muitende soldiers mainly because they fear that the government do not keep 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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