Why are Ivory Coast soldiers protesting?

We’ve been reporting about the ongoing protests from soldiers in Ivory Coast.

The trouble has spread to several cities around the country – it began with a dispute about unpaid bonuses.

So why can’t the government pay up?

A spokesman for the Ivory Coast’s government, Bruno Kone, has said that the government will maintain a firm line in its handling of the ongoing standoff with mutinous soldiers, the Reuters news agency reports.

He said that some contact had been made with the rebelling soldiers but “no negotiations were under way” even though there was also a military operation.



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