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Côte d Ivoire war


Based on recent history, it is likely these problems will flare in a few months again.

Washington Times:

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) – Ivory Coast’s government has reached an agreement with mutinous soldiers who had taken to the streets in the West African nation’s largest cities to demand more pay, the defense ministry said.

Residents of Bouake, the epicenter of the mutiny and Ivory Coast’s second-largest city, said Tuesday that soldiers had left the streets and cleared blockades to allow the movement of vehicles. Gunfire that had been heard since Friday in various cities had gone quiet.

Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi confirmed an agreement with the soldiers to end a crisis that left one person dead, many injured and businesses closed in several parts of the country.


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Yamoussoukro - capital of Côte d Ivoire - is in the middle of the map below.

18.1° N
27.8° W
17.2° E
4.4° S


Yamoussoukro, Côte d Ivoire

Côte d Ivoire (CI) is estimated to have a population of 22.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 2.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2.9 million.