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Ivory Coast defence minister in Bouake for talks with mutineers

Ivory Coast Defence Minister arrived in Bouake to meet with disgruntled soldiers behind a revolt that has spread across the West African nation

By: Reuters | Bouake |
January 7, 2017 8:21:06 pm
FILE-In this file photo taken Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, Ivory Coast troops provide security during an election rally of Ivory Coast incumbent President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.  Some unidentified soldiers have launched mutinies in three cities across this West African country on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, demanding higher pay and bringing the threat of unrest back to Africa's fastest-growing economy, authorities said. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File) FILE-In this file photo taken Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, Ivory Coast troops provide security during an election rally of Ivory Coast incumbent President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)

Ivory Coast Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi arrived in Bouake, the country’s second largest city, on Saturday to meet with disgruntled soldiers behind a revolt that has spread across the West African nation.

“I came, as promised, to meet with our brothers. I am there to reassure them, as the president asked me to,” he said before meeting with the mutineers. “We are going to listen and find a solution.”

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