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Security forces member stands guard at the airport as Ivory Coast's Minister of Defense Alain-Richard Donwahi arrives to speak with mutinous soldiers in Bouake, Ivory Coast January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon


YAMOUSSOUKRO (Reuters) - Disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast reached an agreement with the government late on Friday in a dispute over bonus payments that had threatened to reignite a nationwide army mutiny, negotiators for the mutineers said.

The deal was struck between the soldiers and a government delegation headed by Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi during negotiations in the country's second-largest city, Bouake.

(Reporting by Ange Aboa; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by James Dalgleish)