Military unrest continues in Ivory Coast

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Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast

A military revolt in Ivory Coast over pay continued for a second day as soldiers fired in the air and blocked access roads to cities, ignoring warnings that their rebellion will be severely punished.

The West African nation’s second-biggest city of Bouake was “paralyzed” as soldiers blocked the town’s two access roads after firing shots from the military camp, resident Siriki Kone said by phone. Soldiers also put up roadblocks in western Daloa early in the morning, but the barricades were lifted later on and normal traffic flow resumed, Bakayoko Moussa, a resident who works in the mayor’s office, said by phone.

In the northern city of Korhogo, two civilians were wounded by stray bullets, news service PolitikAfrique reported on its website, citing an eyewitness. Two people were injured in Man in the west, according to state…

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