Gbagbo still has fight in him
United Nations - Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo is still in contact with international representatives about a possible surrender even though his residence is under attack, a UN spokesperson said on Wednesday.
"Discussions continue with the UN using its good offices to the fullest extent possible," UN peacekeeping department spokesperson Nick Birnback told AFP.
A French government source said earlier that negotiations with Gbagbo over him giving up had failed. Forces loyal to internationally recognized president Alassane Ouattara have launched an offensive on Gbagbo's residence.