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The Mutiny on the Ivory Coast Ends

An immediate bonus of $8,400 and another $3,500 payable at the end of June to mutineer soldiers on the Ivory Coast, have proved sufficient to end a stand off between the government and some 8,400 soldiers, who demanded promised payment since aiding their president into the seat of power back in 2011.

Former rebels on the Ivory Coast, who integrated into the nation's army after years of fighting an insurgency, which benefited president Alassane Ouattara, had reached a deal with the government back in January for back pay. However, after paying some of the money, the government delayed paying the balance, thus forcing the former rebels, turned-soldiers, onto the streets in cities across the Ivory Coast, demanding payment.

On Tuesday, the government gave in and compensated the soldiers hereby ending the mutiny on the Ivory Coast. According to the BBC-News, the deal calmed fears raised that the mutiny could have reignited a resurgence of the violence witnessed during 10-years of civil war in that nation. 

Back then, pro-Ouattara rebel forces swept into the capital, Abidjan and helped the president to take office after his predecessor, Laurent Gbagdo, refused to accept defeat in elections. Rebels were rewarded for their support with jobs in the army.