Entries in President Laurent Bgagbo (2)


Former Ivory Coast Leader Arrested

ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images(ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast) -- Former President Laurent Gbagbo is under arrest in the capital city of Abidjan following weeks of civil conflict between his supporters and forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the recognized winner of last November’s election.

The capital has been the scene of bitter fighting, with U.N. agencies warning of a significant humanitarian crisis facing the civilian population.

The French say Gbagbo has been handed over to Ouattarra’s forces.

Although the U.N. backs Ouattara as the rightful winner of the election, the 45 percent of the population that voted for Gbagbo may not be so quick to accept these latest developments.

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Political Standoff in Ivory Coast Becoming More Deadly

Photo Courtesy - ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images(YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast) -- A political stand-off may be coming to a violent climax in Ivory Coast, as clashes between supporters of opposing politicians rock the country. 

Dozens have reportedly been killed, as incumbent President Laurent Bgagbo continues to refuse to cede power to rival Alassene Outarra, who is widely believed to have won the country's presidential election last year. 

More than 200,000 refugees have fled the violence in fear that the West-African nation is sliding into civil war.

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