Gbagbo Detained By French In His Residence, Aide Says-REUTERS

Gbagbo and wife at the Gulf Hotel in Abidjan
Gbagbo sweating after he was "captured"
by Gerard Bon, John Irish and Catherine Bremer/REUTERS

(Reuters) - French special forces have detained Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo and handed him to leaders of the rebel opposition, after French tanks forced their way into his residence, a Gbagbo adviser in France said.

"Gbagbo has been arrested by French special forces in his residence and has been handed over to the rebel leaders," adviser Toussaint Alain told Reuters.

A French foreign ministry source could not immediately confirm that French forces had detained Gbagbo. "We have no evidence that can confirm that," the source said.

Earlier on Monday a column of more than 30 armored vehicles advanced toward Gbagbo's residence in Abidjan, a witness told Reuters, and Alain said they had penetrated the building.

"It's French forces taking in the rebels," he said. "French special forces are inside the residence."

(Reporting by Gerard Bon, John Irish and Catherine Bremer; editing by David Stamp)
 
 

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what cheek is that gbagbo

what cheek is that gbagbo imposed himself on the people of ivory coast sending them into exile and disrupting the peace of the nation. who cares whether it is pre-colonial times?!!!!! with gbagbo's continued stay in power, it is back to DARK AGES WHERE BARBARIANS RUN WILD. We are approaching an age where it doesn't matter who the oppressor is, they will simply be dealt with. what happens in ivory coast affects France why should they let a monkey like gbagbo continue to terrorize the whole region? he should be shot on site period.

Gbagbo you are exhibiting the

Gbagbo you are exhibiting the sit down thight and permanently culture of th African leaders. Gbagbo you are playing with fire and this fire will consume you, if you do not accept the will of the people. Gbagbo apologise immediately to your people ask for forgiveness and GO NOW!. Gbagbo what is wrong with Africa and her leaders. There are very few exceptions, the likes of Nelson Mandela, Nyereye, Obote amongst others. Gbagbo go now or your people and the international community will do you a Taylor of Libaria. Gbagbo there will be no hiding place for you any where in this universe, that I can assure you. Gbagbo do the right thing and do it NOW!!!

You could have taken my

You could have taken my advice, which I gave you months ago, now you are on your own and you must leak your wounds in solitary confinment. Gbagbo for your information this was my advice.
Gbagbo injustice is a wrong and a wrong must be cured or put right. Gbagbo if through injustice and abuse of power one human being tries to tyranise it over another, then resistance is a prime duty. Edmund Burke said this in the mid 17th century and it was right then and very, very right now. The bible for those who believe in it and the coran for those who also believe in it, say what does it profiet a man if he gains the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul.

What is so sweet in power?

Fellow Africans,

Please tell me what is so sweet in power that very few African leaders waht to relinquish power after defeat?

Why for goodness sake did this guy wait till this day?

Why did he not listen to the African and European heads of state that visited Ivory Coast tp persuade him to quit?

Did he not see how people were dying and running away from the country?

Who could give answers to all these annoying questions?

stupid nigerians

all you insulting the man are stupid. he was sworn in as president not that he came by power of gun..nexto time look at the process first before opening your dirty mouths

and so?

keep him in d freezer

A new Era of re- colonisation of Africa?

What cheek! Africa has landed squarely back to the Pre-colonial days. France, what next?
Is this a sign that we are gearing towards a new Era of re- colonisation of Africa?

When will African leaders wake up and do what is right instead of allowing these countries have an excuse to move into their countries with such impunity? Why would these despots that dominate our continental politics, hang on to power for decades whilst refusing to advance with the rest of the world, be allowed this luxury.

This allows 'holier than thou' and condescending French people bring in their forces to do things like this? At the end of the day, ordinary people in these countries suffer most.

Africa is squarely back to the Pre-colonial days!

What cheek! Africa has landed squarely back to the Pre-colonial days. France, what next?
Is this a sign that we are gearing towards a new Era of re- colonisation of Africa?

When will African leaders wake up and do what is right instead of allowing these countries have an excuse to move into their countries with such impunity? Why would these despots that dominate our continental politics, hang on to power for decades whilst refusing to advance with the rest of the world, be allowed this luxury.

This allows 'holier than thou' and condescending French people bring in their forces to do things like this? At the end of the day, ordinary people in these countries suffer most.

Africa is squarely back to the Pre-colonial days!

What cheek! Africa has landed squarely back to the Pre-colonial days. France, what next?
Is this a sign that we are gearing towards a new Era of re- colonisation of Africa?

When will African leaders wake up and do what is right instead of allowing these countries have an excuse to move into their countries with such impunity? Why would these despots that dominate our continental politics, hang on to power for decades whilst refusing to advance with the rest of the world, be allowed this luxury.

This allows 'holier than thou' and condescending French people bring in their forces to do things like this? At the end of the day, ordinary people in these countries suffer most.

Africa is squarely back to the Pre-colonial days!

What cheek! Africa has landed squarely back to the Pre-colonial days. France, what next?
Is this a sign that we are gearing towards a new Era of re- colonisation of Africa?

When will African leaders wake up and do what is right instead of allowing these countries have an excuse to move into their countries with such impunity? Why would these despots that dominate our continental politics, hang on to power for decades whilst refusing to advance with the rest of the world, be allowed this luxury.

This allows 'holier than thou' and condescending French people bring in their forces to do things like this? At the end of the day, ordinary people in these countries suffer most.

Africa is squarely back to the Pre-colonial days!

What cheek! Africa has landed squarely back to the Pre-colonial days. France, what next?
Is this a sign that we are gearing towards a new Era of re- colonisation of Africa?

When will African leaders wake up and do what is right instead of allowing these countries have an excuse to move into their countries with such impunity? Why would these despots that dominate our continental politics, hang on to power for decades whilst refusing to advance with the rest of the world, be allowed this luxury.

This allows 'holier than thou' and condescending French people bring in their forces to do things like this? At the end of the day, ordinary people in these countries suffer most.

Typical African Head of State

Sit-tight mentality of typical African Head of State.
This does not augur well for the growth of Africa. This kind of attitude should stop.Why should we wait for the former colonial master of Ivory Coast to get this dictator out?

Alas Gbagbo is no more!

Is it genetic or based on our societal greed is the african part of the world (albeit it exists elsewhere)that our leaders want to remain in power for all eternity? Can they hv the belly to attempt this in the absence of the west's ostensilbe support? Will Gbagbo get a soft landing espite the thousand of innocent people that have died as a result of his greed! Is it in the circumsatnce better for the Gbagbo's of this part of the world to go free than thousands innocent lost souls to die?

History some say teaches us that we never learn from our mistakes or past; if not I cannot phantom how leaders want to turn a country in to a family affair or do or die affair!!!!

Great Dawn is Here!

This is a wake-up call for our sit-tight godfathers and politicians in Nigeria.
The fly that fails to heed to call, will surely be buried with the corpse.
Gbagbo deserves whatever punishment he gets.

TRY GBAGBO FOR WAR CRIME

This man called GBAGBO should made to account for the innocent lives that was lost as a result of his refusal to let go stolen mandate. Should be tried for WAR CRIME. This will send signal to others like Libyan leader Gadaffi, Syrian President and Yemen President

The end of a deaf

The end of a deaf leader.

This is a blatant violation

This is a blatant violation of the territorial Sovereignty of the Ivory coast.It is not just about Gbagbo, it is about the end of neo-colonial expansion and the respect and dignity of the African states and people. History will judge.

kudos to sarkozy and ban ki-moon

pity gbagbo by greed and wrong advice, typical of many african and arab leader, failed to know when time was up. Pity, so much innocent live and resources were lost. Great praise to president sarkozy and general ban ki moon for their great courage and decisiveness for sake of humanity.

WAR CRIME

This man called GBAGBO should made to account for the innocent lives that was lost as a result of his refusal to let go stolen mandate. Should be tried for WAR CRIME. This will send signal to others like Libyan leader Gadaffi, Syrian President and Yemen President

GBAGBO'S Capture.

A case of another foolish African leader that does not want to relinquinsh power.

Power drunk bastard.

Power drunk bastard.

Many days for the thief, but just one day for the OWNER

Yoruba proverb says "Ojo gbogbo ni tole, ojo kan ni to niun" implies that it is now down on Gbagbo that a disgrace end has come to his non-acceptable reign. This should serve as a lesson to all our AFRICAN leaders that no matter how long, one day, the law of Almighty God will catch up with them. I believe and pray that peace will now return to Ivory Coast.

Gbagbo is an animal & dunce.

It beats my imagination how Gbagbo thinks that he could outsmart the whole world. His country men/women are against him. ECOWAS is against him. AU is against him. UN is against him. U.S is against him. EU is against him. He is indeed a big fool to think that he would get away with it. He is a moron to has ever thought that he could hang on to power without being forceful chased out.

He should be charged for war crime for all the souls that perished because of his arrogant behaviour.

I still don't understand why

I still don't understand why this sit-tight idiotic head of states will risk the life of innocent citizen for their personal benefit.. He should simply be hanged in the market square.

sick leader

One of the tyrants and animals in human skin.

How can a foreign Country be aiding rebels

how can a foreign country invade a soeverign nation to install a leader. Im not saying Gbagbo is rite but why is the french govt so keen on putting Ouattara there ,isnt there an African Union ?

GOOD FOR HIM

Gbagbo should go to jail for life for the misery he brought to the people of Ivory Coast. He is a typical greedy African leader who don't want to let go when they lose election.

Just see his bespoke suit. No

Just see his bespoke suit. No wonder the goat doesn't want to leave the seat. Somebody should actually dash him a bullet. Remember M/Seargent Samuel Doe.

shameless Maggot

how are the muppet falling not even going as a mytre. Shame on you gbagbo

Gbagbo Arrest

More grease to your elbow the Sarkozy. One down two to go. (Libya and Zimbabwe.)