Ivory Coast army chief Mangou calls for ceasefire

ABIDJAN, April 5 Tue Apr 5, 2011 8:13am EDT

ABIDJAN, April 5 (Reuters) - General Philippe Mangou, the military chief of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo, has called for a ceasefire from Tuesday following several days of heavy fighting in the main city Abidjan. "We have called for a ceasefire from today," Mangou told Reuters by phone in Abidjan.

(Reporting by Ange Aboa, Writing by Bate Felix)