The West African country of Ivory Coast saw a short, but bloody civil war in 2011. Then president Gbagbo and opposition leader Ouattara employed thousands of militiamen to do their fighting. With the war over, another battle for these men has begun.
Over seven years after Ivory Coast’s crisis, the country's political scene remains divided. Army mutinies destabilized cities over the past few years, and victims feel that they have not been justly compensated.
Moussa Fofana was a militiaman during the civil war. After giving up his arms, he was out of a job for years. Now, he is an apprentice but will he manage to build up a normal life again.
Revolting army soldiers have taken control of several cities, including Ivory Coast's second largest. Protests against the mutiny have been met with violence.
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.
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