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Obama administration glad Gbagbo was arrested

Obama administration glad Gbagbo was arrested

President Barack Obama's spokesman says the White House is glad to see the arrest of the Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo.
Press secretary Jay Carney says the U.S. believes Gbagbo is no longer the legitimate leader of the Ivory Coast. Carney says the U.S. has been involved in the international effort to see Gbagbo removed from power.
Forces on Monday stormed the bunker where Gbagbo had been hiding after refusing to hand over the presidency to the internationally recognized winner Alassane Outtara. Forces backing Outtara began an offensive to oust Gbagbo last month.


Updated : 2021-10-20 22:32 GMT+08:00