Gunfire erupted in several city in Ivory Coast, including in the military headquarters in the commercial capital of Abidjan.
Protests soldiers resumed in many Ivorian towns including Bouaké and Abidjan. These disturbances occurred while yesterday evening, Thursday, a spokesman of thousands of soldiers who participated in the January that paralyzed parts of the country, said the group of mutineers renounced his claims financial.
" That's not what he was supposed to say ," said one of the leaders of the mutiny in Bouake to explain the reaction of the soldiers on Friday. " The soldiers at the entrances of the city. We will not close for now ... Other soldiers are also deployed within the city " has he said before adding that if the soldiers not quickly receive an answer from the authorities, they will seal access to Bouake in the evening.
As in the January riots, shots were heard in Bouake but also in the large military base in Abidjan, said military and diplomatic sources. The soldiers also blocked access to the northern town of Odienne.
Applications soldiers always involve new demands for payment of past premiums and payments due to the mutinous soldiers, but public finances are strained partly because of the sharp fall in world cocoa prices which Ivory Coast is the first global producer.