Get ready for combat: Gbagbo lieutanant
Abidjan - Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo's most feared lieutenant, Charles Ble Goude, urged his followers on Saturday to get ready for battle against the rival government of Alassane Ouattara.
Gbagbo's minister for youth, who has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 for "acts of violence by street militias, including beatings, rapes and extrajudicial killings", made the call as he announced a street rally.
"We are going to defend the sovereignty of our country until the last drop of our sweat. I urge all Ivorians to make themselves ready for this combat. We are going to totally liberate our country," he said.