Ivory Coast soldiers begin receiving bonuses -mutiny spokesman

 16 May 2017 - 14:59

Ivory Coast soldiers begin receiving bonuses -mutiny spokesman
Mutinous soldiers prepare to leave the south entrance to Bouake on May 16, 2017. Rebel troops in Ivory Coast on May 16, 2017 said they were ending a four-day mutiny after coming to an agreement with the government over a pay dispute. / AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO

Reuters

BOUAKE: Some Ivory Coast soldiers who participated in a five-day mutiny received notification from their banks that bonus payments were credited to their accounts, a mutiny spokesman said, after a deal with the government was agreed to end the uprising.

"Some of them are getting messages from their banks. The transfers are being made. It's 5 million CFA francs ($8,400) that's arrived," said Sergeant Seydou Kone.