April 14, 2021

Ivorian Government agreed on a deal with soldiers to end mutiny

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Mutineers in Bouake, the epicentre of the uprising, have withdrawn to their bases [Luc Gnago/Reuters]
Soldiers who staged a nationwide mutiny in Ivory Coast have agreed to a deal with the government on bonus payments and have agreed to return to barracks, ending a revolt that paralysed cities and towns across the country for four days.

The renegade soldiers are reported to have earlier rejected a proposal to end a four-day mutiny over unpaid bonuses just minutes after the government claimed a deal had been reached.

According to Aljazeera, Two spokesmen for the mutinous troops said on Tuesday they accept the government’s proposal and will return to the barracks now.

The President of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, had earlier said the AU was monitoring the situation in Côte d’Ivoire with great attention and affirmed the AU’s support to the Ivorian authorities in their quest for a lasting solution.

 

 

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