Soldiers in Ivory Coast launched mutinies in three cities on Friday in a bid for higher pay.
Witnesses say gunfire erupted around 1:00 a.m. local time in Bouake, the country's second-largest city. VOA’s French to Africa service reports that soldiers looted weapons from local police stations and took control of the northern and southern entrances to the city.
Similar mutinies broke out in the towns of Korhogo and Daloa.
In a communique, the Ivorian Defense Ministry said...