Africa heads offer amnesty to Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — African leaders on Monday were offering Laurent Gbagbo an amnesty deal on condition he cedes the presidency peacefully to the internationally recognized winner of Ivory Coast's elections, an official said Monday.
The African heads of state traveled to Ivory Coast to give persuasion another chance before resorting to military intervention.
The presidents of Benin, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde also visited last week without result, and this time they were being joined by Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga. No developments were immediately announced.