Ivory Coast president confirms deal to end two-day army mutiny

Reuters . Abidjan | Published: 00:55, Jan 08,2017 | Updated: 01:21, Jan 08,2017

 
 

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara confirmed on Saturday that a deal had been reached with disgruntled soldiers to end a two-day revolt that spread unrest across the West African nation.
Speaking to his ministers and reporters, Ouattara said that the government had agreed to take into account the soldiers' demands concerning bonus payments and living and working conditions.
Mutinying soldiers in Ivory Coast agreed to return to their barracks after the government accepted their grievances concerning bonus pay and living conditions, a member of the uprising close to the negotiations said.
‘It’s over,’ Sergeant Mamadou Kone told Reuters. ‘Some of our soldiers will remain in place to manage the security of shops and banks, but the majority of soldiers will return to barracks beginning tonight.’

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