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COTE D’IVOIRE: Rebranding the army | IRIN Africa

ABIDJAN, 5 October 2011 (IRIN) – The Ivoirian government is rebranding the national army to change the force’s negative image as it undergoes major reforms, which include demobilizing 10,000 soldiers by the end of the year, training up troops, and restructuring existing posts.

The name of the current army – Forces Républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI), set up in March by President Alassane Ouattara – will revert back to Forces Armées Nationales de Côte d’Ivoire or (FANCI).

Read more here: IRIN Africa | COTE D’IVOIRE: Rebranding the army | Cote d’Ivoire | Conflict | Governance | Security | Urban Risk.

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