Clashes in northeast Ivory Coast kill 20, displace 1,300

ABIDJAN- Ivory Coast’s U.N. peacekeeping mission plans to double its troop presence in part of the country’s northeast after clashes this month between farmers and herders killed at least 20 people and sent more than 1,000 fleeing into neighboring Burkina Faso. Mission spokeswoman Kadidia Ledron said Tuesday that 400 U.N. troops – up from 200 – will be stationed in the Bounkani region along with reinforcements from Ivory Coast’s army. Yaya Sanou, high commissioner of Burkina Faso’s Noumbiel province, said Monday that local officials recorded 1,312 people fleeing the clashes.

via ynetnews.com

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