Al Jazeera: Soldiers in Ivory Coast repeat mutiny – Inside Story

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Published on May 15, 2017
Soldiers in Ivory Coast repeat mutiny – Inside Story

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

This time government leaders say they won't negotiate.

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

24 hours later, heavy gunfire has been 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 former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo.

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