Monday, May 15, 2017

Ivory Coast Soldiers Continue Their Mutiny -- News Updates May 15, 2017

NPR: After Surprise Announcement, Gunfire Erupts Once More In Ivory Coast

Major cities across Ivory Coast awoke to the clatter of gunfire Monday. In the country's commercial center and in several cocoa-producing hubs, disgruntled soldiers broke out weapons and blocked thoroughfares to protest stalled bonus payments and what they view as broken promises from President Alassane Ouattara.

It marks the fourth day of renewed tensions in a dispute that had appeared to be tentatively resolved months ago between the government and more than a third of its soldiers. Now, the country teeters anew on the brink of widespread violence.

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WNU Editor: The Ivory Coast government has declared an agreement to end the mutiny .... Ivory Coast government has reached a deal to end mutiny: defense minister (Reuters). A minute later the rebel soldiers say no .... Soldiers in Ivory Coast reject government proposal to end mutiny (Reuters)

Ivory Coast Soldiers Continue Their Mutiny -- News Updates May 15, 2017

Ivory Coast soldiers block main border crossing with Burkina Faso -- Reuters
Military Unrest, Gunfire Paralyze City Areas in Ivory Coast -- AP
Gunfire hits Abidjan, Bouake and San Pedro amid mutiny -- Al Jazeera
Heavy gunfire in Ivory Coast as military tries to end mutiny -- The Guardian
Gunfire Shakes Ivorian Cities as Soldiers Demand Bonus -- VOA
Ivory Coast in Talks With Soldiers as Army Standoff Continues -- Bloomberg
Ivory Coast mutiny: What lies behind the shooting in Abidjan? -- BBC

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