It was a long few hours for Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, but it wasn't long enough for Sir Michael Somare -- who claims to be the rightful leader of the country. Yesterday about 100 troops, led by retired Colonel Yaura Sasa, took the commander of the PNG armed forces, General Francis Agwi, hostage. The mutiny effort barely lasted a day before the soldiers withdrew.
Why is Papua New Guinea so unstable?
Yesterday around 100 troops, led by former Colonel Yaura Sasa, took the commander of the Papua New Guinea armed forces, General Francis Angwi, hostage. How unstable is the country, asks Adrian Dowie?