Ivory Coast strongman Gbagbo arrested: official
ABIDJAN — Ivory Coast’s incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo has been arrested, a spokeswoman for forces loyal to his rival presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara said on Monday. “Yes, he has been arrested,” spokeswoman Affoussy Bamba told Reuters. Earlier a Gbagbo adviser in Paris had told Reuters French forces had detained Gbagbo.
Photo: A soldier loyal to internationally recognised Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara holds a rocket propelled grenade launcher (RPG) on a road in Angre a district of Abidjan on April 11, 2011. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)