May 16, 2017 / 11:54 AM / 6 months ago

Ivory Coast soldiers begin receiving bonuses - mutiny spokesman

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.

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. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

“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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