Sékou Touré Man in a hot seat

The Africa Report - - COUNTRY FOCUS -

Af­ter a two-day army mutiny over pay and work­ing con­di­tions in Jan­uary, Gen­eral Sékou Touré was pro­moted to chief of staff of the armed forces, re­plac­ing Gen­eral Soumaila Bakayoko. Touré had been deputy chief of staff since 2013, un­der the gov­ern­ment of former pres­i­dent Lau­rent Gbagbo. Fol­low­ing another mutiny, sol­diers ac­cepted a deal in May, but the man­age­ment of the se­cu­rity forces re­mains a ma­jor chal­lenge as they are largely made up of former rebel forces from dif­fer­ent sides.

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