2003 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Noël Patrick Quidu

Gamma for Paris Match

07 October, 2002

A rebel fighter kills a man suspected of looting a fan and sports bag from an abandoned house outside the town of Bouaké. Unrest had broken out in Ivory Coast some weeks earlier, in September. A military mutiny among troops unhappy at being demobilized had developed into a full-scale national rebellion. Previously, Ivory Coast had been seen as a bulwark of stability in a conflict-torn region.

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Noël Patrick Quidu

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