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Gunfire in Abidjan as Ivory Coast mutiny spreads

Soldiers stand guard at a road black in the Plateau business district of Abidjan on January 7, 2017, as shots were heard inside a nearby military camp according to local mediaShots rang out at a military base in Abidjan on Saturday as a mutiny by disgruntled troops appeared to spread to Ivory Coast’s economic capital despite government efforts to defuse the crisis. The widening unrest came after troops seized control of Bouake, the country’s second city, firing rocket launchers in the streets in an angry protest over pay. Bouake was the headquarters of an armed rebellion that broke out in 2002 and split Ivory Coast in two until 2011.

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