Sunday, January 08, 2017

Abayomi Azikiwe, PANW Editor, Featured on Press TV World News: 'Ivory Coast Defense Minister Meets Mutinous Soldiers'
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Watch this Press TV report and interview with Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, on the military mutiny in the West African state of Ivory Coast.

Azikiwe explains that the installation by France and the United States of the current administration of President Alassane Ouatarra, a former IMF functionary, in 2011, did nothing to advance the living standards of working people inside the country which is the largest producer of cocoa as well as an emerging oil and natural gas producer.

In a brief description of the news interview with Azikiwe, says "Ivory Coast's Defense Minister plans to meet with the mutinous soldiers who have taken control of two cities.

"Alain-Richard Donwahi says the president has asked him to talk to the soldiers and try to find a solution to the situation.

"Unrest began in the city of Bouake on Friday when the soldiers stormed two military stations and took up positions at the city's entrances. They demand pay rise and faster promotion.

"The protest spread quickly to five other cities including Man in the west. Following the chaos, the United Nations sent troops to assist the government. Bouake had been the seat of a rebellion in the northern half of the country since 2002, until Ivory Coast was reunited following a civil war in 2011. 

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