International media outlets are reporting that a Coup is underway in Mali.

The President and Prime Minister have been arrested by mutinous junior soldiers. The Coup leaders have confirmed that the two are being held at a Barrack near the capital, Bamako.

The AU, ECOWAS and former colonial power, France have condemned the coup and have urged the junior soldiers to go back to the Barracks.

The last Coup by the Mali Military was Staged in 2012.