Ivory Coast: Military revolt spreads

Ivory Coast: Military revolt spreads
The unrest in the Ivory Coast has now spread to several cities, including the country's economic capital Abidjan.

Renegade soldiers yesterday took over the country's second largest city, Bouaké, and gunfire has now also been heard in several other places, writes TT.

The soldiers require higher wages.

Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwah has now promised to meet with representatives of the disgruntled soldiers to listen to their demands.

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Police officers who work in so-called "vulnerable areas" must tolerate being subjected to stone throwing. They are therefore not entitled to receive damages after having had stones hurled at them, according to a recent verdict by the Swedish court.

Europeans have harden. They are no longer so sensitive, warm-hearted and generous as in the beginning. The barrel is about to get full, and only a spark is needed for it to go off.

"The crisis in Greece was one thing, but what is happening in Italy now is huge," says economist George Friedman, chairman of Geopolitical Futures, as Italian banks with huge debt raises fears of a new financial crisis in the EU.

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