Laurent Gbagbo
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Ivory Coast: Who is Laurent Gbagbo?

Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo has been detained in Abidjan and placed under UN police guard.

He was arrested as forces of the internationally-recognised successor Alassane Ouattara and French tanks advanced on his residence.

Mr Gbagbo had been refusing to cede power, saying he had won November's presidential election.

The BBC's Peter Biles looks back on Gbagbo's political life.

  • 11 Apr 2011
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