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Ivory Coast’s Ouattara to Review Gbagbo-Era Army Promotions

June 16 (Bloomberg) -- Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara will set up a committee of senior military officials to review army promotions awarded under ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo’s regime, according to a government statement.

The committee, headed by Defense Minister Guillaume Soro, is to “review the appointments and promotions of officers and soldiers of rank, and address the anomalies,” according to an e-mailed statement yesterday.

It will comprise six army generals, including chief of staff Philippe Mangou, the statement said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Pauline Bax in Abidjan via Accra at ebowers1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net.

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