>> Turmoil in the Ivory Coast as a massive mutiny by members of its armed forces spreads. Demanding higher wages and bonuses, soldiers have seized at least five cities, including the capital in the uprising. Reportedly, even entering their own headquarters, firing guns into the air. The rogue soldiers barricading roads and bridges, loyalist soldiers on the alert.
No one has been confirmed killed. But UN peacekeepers in the country have deployed in an attempt to keep the powder keg from exploding. Its defense minister meeting with leaders of the revolt on Saturday, the Ivory Coast military was assembled from a patchwork of former rebel fighters and government soldiers, veterans of a decade long civil war that ended six years ago.
Many of the protesting soldiers appear to be former members of one of those militant groups, the so called New Forces Rebellion.