Côte d'IvoireDecember 2011 | Risk Summary
Soldiers from the Ivoirien army, Forces Republicaines de Côte d'Ivoire (FRCI), killed six people on December 17-18. The incident began when soldiers beat to death a young man who tried to evade an FRCI roadblock allegedly used to extort bribes from traffic. The following day, the soldiers shot at a crowd who had assembled in protest, according to local media. The incident demonstrates the lack of discipline in the FRCI, which is struggling to integrate the ex-rebel Forces Nouvelles fighters with the remnants of the national army under Laurent Gbagbo.
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