Ivory Coast soldiers protest over benefits, bonuses

November 18, 2014 2:59 PM

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Former rebels now serving in Ivory Coast's army erected barricades and blocked streets outside barracks across the country on Tuesday in protest over unpaid benefits and bonuses, military and diplomatic sources said.

Ivory Coast, the world's number one cocoa producer, is still recovering from a decade of political turmoil and a 2011 civil war that saw French- and U.N.-backed rebels topple President Laurent Gbagbo after his refusal to accept defeat in elections.

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