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Freed soldiers arrive in Abidjan

Ivory Coast rebels have released government soldiers held as prisoners of war for more than a year. Families and friends welcomed the 40 prisoners from two northern rebel strongholds where they were held. “I’ve seen my husband. He is alive,” shouted a woman before jumping into a taxi to follow the convoy of released soldiers from Abidjan airport. The soldiers have been released in line with an agreement to revive the shaky peace process in Ivory Coast. They have been held in Bouake and Korhogo since the beginning of the civil war last September. Full Story

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