The President Allasan Quattara-led government has reached a deal with mutinous soldiers on pay and condition of living, reports say.
The deal was struck late Friday, following hours of negotiation held in Bouake, the country’s second largest city.
Reuters said a negotiator for the military told it gunshots heard during the talks was due to mistrust by soldiers over government’s sincerity to pay the bonuses it promised.
About 8,000 soldiers were promised 12m CFA francs ($19,300) each, but none of this money had so far been paid.
“We’ve reached an agreement. They will pay 5m on Monday and the rest each month,” Sergeant Mamadou Kone, one of the mutineers’ negotiators, said. “We haven’t finished up, but that’s the most important thing.”
The mutiny began in Bouake a week ago, with soldiers firing rocket launchers.
Protests also took place in the cities of Man, Daloa, Daoukro, Odienne and Korhogo, and, the following day, soldiers took over the army headquarters in Abidjan.
President Ouattara went on national television on Sunday to announce a deal had been struck.
“I confirm that I have agreed to take into account the demands of the soldiers over bonuses and better working conditions,” he said.
Aside from better pay, the agreement was reported to include an amnesty for the mutineers.
The mutiny raised fears of a resurgence of the violence seen during Ivory Coast’s 10-year civil war, which ended in 2011.