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Report: Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo arrested

The headline:  Gbagbo detained by French in his residence, aide says

The link:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110411/wl_nm/us_ivorycoast_france_gbagbo

The summary:  After many days of holing himself up in his residence and refusing to relinquish power following his loss in a democratically held election, Ivory Coast’s former President Laurent Gbagbo has been arrested and delivered to rebel forces.

The reaction:  Far too many lives were lost as this guy tried in vain to continue strongarming opposition so I have no issue with him being handed over to officials.  I just hope that he faces formal charges for his past actions as well as the lives of those lost in these demonstrations.

This move now clears the way for elected President Alassane Ouattara to take over leadership of the nation.

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