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General - May 15, 2017

Soldiers in Ivory Coast repeat mutiny

Soldiers rebel for the second time in four months because of broken government promises on pay.

Their first uprising ended in January; now disgruntled soldiers are staging another mutiny in Ivory Coast for the same reason.

On Sunday, the government reportedly gave the mutineers an ultimatum: to drop their demand for unpaid bonuses or order would be quickly restored.

Just 24 hours later, heavy gunfire was being heard in the two largest cities, Abidjan and Bouake.

Pro-government protesters demanding an end to the chaos have been shot.

So what will it take to end this uprising?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Alex Vines, Head of the Africa Programme, Chatham House

Abdon Bayeto, Adviser to Laurent Gbagbo, former Ivorian president

Adrienne Klasa, Editor of the Financial Times publication This is Africa

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Source: AMA

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