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Four killed in I.Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police
Bouake, Ivory Coast (AFP) May 23, 2017
Four people were killed and many hurt when police clashed Tuesday with former rebels barricading the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, in the spillover from a corrosive army mutiny over pay. The protesters said security forces opened fire to disperse them, but the government denied responsibility. "Security forces deployed conventional measures to maintain order," Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko said in a statement. "But some of the armed demonstrators pulled the pin out ... read more

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Rebel soldiers in Ivory Coast said Tuesday they were ending a four-day mutiny which drew in troops from across the country after reaching agreement with the government over a wages dispute. ... more
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