64231
Ivorian Soldiers’ Mutiny Ends
Ivorian Soldiers’ Mutiny Ends

Ivorian Soldiers’ Mutiny Ends

Ivorian Soldiers’ Mutiny Ends

Some 8,400 Ivory Coast soldiers who mutinied in January apologized to President Alassane Ouattara in an orchestrated ceremony that was aired on national television late on Thursday.
Organized without the knowledge of the press, the event—broadcast after it took place at the presidential palace—signaled a dramatic end to the protest movement, AFP reported.
Apart from apologizing, the rebels said they were giving up all their financial demands.
Ouattara said of the rebels that he “believed their words were sincere” and they would now be “exemplary soldiers”.
At the start of January, former rebels integrated into army ranks staged a mutiny that paralyzed activity in several towns of the West African country while they pressed for bonuses.
In meeting the demands of the ex-rebels, who controlled the northern half of Africa’s biggest cocoa producer between 2002 and 2011, the authorities provoked a fresh mutiny by other troops and paramilitary gendarmes.
Clashes claimed four lives in the political capital Yamoussoukro. The mutineers, who demanded 12 million CFA francs (€18,000) in payments for each soldier, obtained 5 million francs ((€7,500) in January and had been due to receive the rest of the sum this month, the rebels had told AFP.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/5bFxAf
  1. https://goo.gl/gV1wDk
  • https://goo.gl/GeGHg7
  • https://goo.gl/X57Mmp
  • https://goo.gl/vwPtxH
  • https://goo.gl/VBrKi7

You can also read ...

Saudi-UAE Onslaught on Hodaida Endangers Millions of Civilians
UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has voiced concern...
Immigration Fight Hands Merkel Her Worst Crisis
Chancellor Angela Merkel is at a defining point in her fourth...
Afghan Peace Marchers Arrive in Kabul
Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived in the capital Kabul...
People who have been taken into custody over illegal entry into the US at a facility in Texas on June 17
The UN human rights chief is urging the Trump administration...
Conservative Duque Wins Colombia Presidency
Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election...
31 Killed in Nigeria Blasts
Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in northeastern...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus