May 16, 2017 / 11:54 AM / in 2 months

Ivory Coast soldiers begin receiving bonuses - mutiny spokesman

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Mutinying soldiers shake hands with Ivory Coast's National Police officer as they prepare to leave the checkpoint at the entrance to Bouake, Ivory Coast, May 16, 2017.Luc Gnago

BOUAKE (Reuters) - 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.

($1 = 593.8700 CFA francs)

Reporting by Ange Aboa; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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