>> A major crisis, possibly averted in the Ivory Coast. A massive mutiny by members of its armed forces, taking over at least five cities, including the capital, on Friday, spreading fear where memories of a decade long civil war are still fresh. Now its government says it's reached a deal with the road troops, who demand higher wages and bonuses.
Talks between the defense minister and the mutiny's leaders were tense at a low point. Some soldiers even fired on the house where the discussions took place, trapping the minister and journalists inside, including a Reuter's reporter. The soldiers say they're content with the conclusion and will return to service, the government putting a positive spin on the outcome.
> These were not negotiations. We came here to talk with family, with our men, their concerns and to give a true account of our talks to the President of the Republic.>> No one's been confirmed killed in the uprising, but UN peacekeepers were deployed in an attempt to keep the powder keg from exploding.
Ivory Coast's military was assembled from a patchwork of former rebel fighters and loyalist solders, leaving divisions rife. A nearly identical uprising occurred in the country two years ago.