Ivory Coast’s mutinous troops to meet with government
By Al Jazeera
11 January 2017 | 4:57 pm
Soldiers who staged a mutiny in Ivory Coast will meet for another round of talks with the government on Friday. The fighters returned to their barracks after a deal was reached between the two sides.
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The West African nation has been under financial strain stemming from the rolling impact of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and a range of other global economic trends.
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