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Tensions high in the Ivory Coast

Publish date: 15 May 2017
Issue Number: 725
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

* Heavy gunfire erupted in the Ivory Coast's two largest cities Abidjan and Bouake today (Monday) as the military pressed an operation aimed at ending a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments. The soldiers are revolting over delayed bonus payments, promised by the government after a mutiny in January but not fully paid after a collapse in the price of cocoa, Ivory Coast's main export, caused a revenue crunch.