Ivory Coast set up website
Rebels in Ivory Coast have set up a website and have begun broadcasting their own television programs from their central stronghold of Bouake.
Since Monday evening, rebels have been broadcasting on the same channel as the Ivorian national network, RTI, which has hardly interrupted its transmissions since the uprising began on September 19.
“Technicians have set this up. Some programs should should be broadcast shortly and are currently being prepared,” one rebel leader said. Since its launch on Monday, the rebels’ station has broadcast for a total of about two hours, showing a rally held on Sunday by one of the main rebel leaders, Sergeant Sherif Usman.
About 3 000 people attended the rally, where Usman explained the ceasefire with government and the reason they decided to enter negotiations.
The rebels’ political wing, the Ivory Coast Patriotic Movement, already has a website. - Sapa-AFP