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Heavy gunfire heard in Ivory Coast second-largest city

By Al Jazeera
07 January 2017   |   12:57 pm
Heavy gunfire has been heard for the second day in Ivory Coast's second largest city of Bouake, where soldiers have taken control after demanding better pay.

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