Gbagbo arrest to bring peace to I.Coast: French minister

11th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

The capture of Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo will finally bring peace and prosperity to the west African country, French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said Monday.

"After the misfortunes that this country suffered, it will finally enjoy peace and regain an economic boom. It deserves it," Gueant said in Luxembourg after a regular meeting of European Union interior ministers.

Forces loyal to internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara detained Gbagbo at his bunker in Abidjan on Monday, after a months-long standoff during which Gbagbo, the incumbent, refused to admit defeat in November elections.

© 2011 AFP

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