Ivory Coast mutiny: Soldiers agree deal with government

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The government offered the mutineers an immediate bonus payment of five million CFA francs (£6500; $8,400) for the 8,400 mutineers and a further two million CFA francs at the end of June.

The former rebels, now embedded in the army, who fought for years to get President Alassane Ouattara to power, were angry at the scrapping of a deal agreed in January to give them back pay and bonuses.

On Sunday, armed forces' chief of staff General Sekou Toure vowed to end the mutiny, but the mutineers said they would fight back if loyalist troops intervened.

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