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Ivory Coast mutineers hold defence minister in pay standoff

ABIDJAN: Mutinous soldiers were holding Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain Richard Donwahi on Saturday (Jan 7), rejecting the terms of a deal announced by the president to end their mutinous pay protest. An AFP correspondent reported that soldiers were firing Kalashnikov rifles and heavy weapons outside local government offices in Bouake, blocking the minister and… Read More »