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Vol 48 No 20

Published 5th October 2007

Côte d'Ivoire

The 'Soro ranks'

When the war broke out in 2002, those soldiers who defected from the national army to the rebels were rewarded by promotion; they now insist they should keep their higher ranks in the planned, post-conflict, unified army. Loyalists do not accept this. Other soldiers are angry because they have not received promised bonuses.

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