Pro-Ouattara Forces Attack Gbagbo's Palace Bunker

(Euronews: 0751 PST, April 6, 2011) Fighting has reached the bunker of the presidential palace in Ivory Coast, as forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, attempt to force out Laurent Gbagbo. Gbagbo is believed to be in the bunker underneath the palace with his family.

 

 

France Leads Cote d'Ivoire Talks

(Al Jazeera English: 0808 PST, April 6, 2011) France has played a central role in trying to force Laurent Gbagbo from power. Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says that Gbagbo must sign a document ceding power to his rival Alassane Ouattara. Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland has more.

 

 

Gbagbo Denies Reports of 'Imminent' Surrender

(France 24: 0730 PST, April 6, 2011) Cote d'Ivoire's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo reiterated on Wednesday that he considers himself the winner of a November vote, denying UN reports of his "imminent" surrender as he sheltered in a bunker surrounded by rival troops.

 

 

 
 

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Gbagbo Defiant Although on the Brink

(Euronews: 1556 PST, April 5, 2011) In Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo appears to be on the brink of finally agreeing to step down. The situation is confused however. Following earlier reports that he had already stepped down and asked for UN protection, Gbagbo has now told French television that he is not ready to give up at all: "I'm not a kamikaze. I love life. My voice is not the voice of a martyr. No no, I do not seek death! To die is not my goal here!"

 

 

 
 

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Cote d'Ivoire: Reports of Gbagbo's Surrender

(Channel 4 News: 1208 PST, April 5, 2011) After several months of appalling violence, there are reports that encumbent president Laurent Gbagbo has surrendered.

 

 

 
 

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Cote d'Ivoire: 'End Is Near for Gbagbo'

(Al Jazeera English: 0916 PST, April 5, 2011) Laurent Gbagbo may finally be giving up his claim to power in Cote d'Ivoire. His government's spokesman says he is negotiating a ceasefire. France says two generals are working out the details of his surrender. Hundreds are dead and a million are thought to have been displaced, after five months of political deadlock and fighting. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher has the latest.

 

 

 
 

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