Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ivory Coast's President Laurent Gbagbo Surrenders!

The end has finally come for the reign of terror in Ivory Coast as the defiant ruler, Laurent Gbagbo has surrendered to the superior fire power of his rival and UN-recognised President Alassane Ouattara.

There has been tension in the land since the outcome of last November’s elections in which Gbagbo was defeated but refused to surrender power to his opponent.
With forceful intervention of France’s military and UN peace keeping force, forces loyal to the defiant leader were subdued and he sent 3 top generals loyal to him to negotiate on his behalf a safety pathway for him and his cabinet members.
As of now his whereabouts is unknown but he is said to be in safe custody of UN peace-keeping forces and may face trial for loss of lives of innocent citizens in his desperate bid to cling to power.
This development will serve as the needed booster for Libyan rebels to keep fighting until to force Muammar Ghadaffi out of power too.


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