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14 May 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Revolting army soldiers have taken control of several cities, including Ivory Coast's second largest. Protests against the mutiny have been met with violence.

Revolting soldiers wounded at least five people protesting against an army mutiny in Ivory Coast's second-largest city on Sunday.

The mutiny started on Friday as soldiers took to the streets in the central city of Bouake and seized control of the main entrances into the city in a protest over pay.

13 May 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Rebellious soldiers took control of several streets in Abidjan and other Ivorian cities in a standoff with government troops. The renewed display of anger came one day after a public apology for the recent uprising.  

Mutinous troops surrounded the military's headquarters as well as the defense ministry in the Ivory Coast's largest city, Abidjan, over an unresolved pay dispute that has been fueling unrest in the African nation since January.  

06 May 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein tells DW that despite Ethiopia's tremendous economic and sociocultural advances, the government there should allow the opposition, free media and rights council to thrive.

06 May 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Nigerian authorities have said 83 Chibok schoolgirls have been released into military custody in the north of the country. They were among 276 students kidnapped in 2014 by the extremist Boko Haram group.

A military and a civilian militia source in Banki, near the Nigerian border with Cameroon, said "at least 80" girls were brought to the town late afternoon on Saturday.

"The girls are now lodged in the military barracks and will be flown to (the Borno state capital) Maiduguri tomorrow (Sunday)," the same source added.

30 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Violent conflict between rebel groups has been raging in the Central African Republic for years. Aid agencies are warning that the humanitarian situation is worsening dramatically.

Jan-Philipp Scholz, Adrian Kriesch

Holding a hammer, Marcel Hamat walks through his house, or what remains of it. For the first time, the 52-year-old has returned to his hometown, Iyeda, after it was attacked and nearly razed to the ground in October 2016.