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Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo in talks to surrender, UN says

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2011-04-06

The UN and France say surrender negotiations with Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo are ongoing, marking a turning point in the vicious conflict that has engulfed the country since the contested November 2010 election.

Here are highlights of Tuesday’s events:

- Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo was negotiating the terms and conditions of his departure Tuesday following the assault by forces loyal to rival Alassane Ouattara and backed by UN and French helicopter air strikes.

- A UN internal document seen by Reuters said Gbagbo had surrendered. A UN official later said Gbagbo had in fact not yet surrendered but had said he would if given UN protection.

- Earlier in the day, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told France’s parliament: “We are on the brink of convincing him to leave power.”

- Nevertheless, in an interview with French news channel LCI Tuesday night, Gbagbo said he did not recognise Ouattara’s victory and slammed the international community for meddling in Ivorian affairs.

- Gbagbo was said to be in Abidjan, with some media reports saying he was in a bunker below his residence.

 

Date created : 2011-04-05

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