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- The President of the NGO Plan-Ivoire, Bernard Bolly Bouekré, last Wednesday gave a copy of the film “the Black dress” (« La Robe Noire ») to the Operation of the United Nations in Ivory Coast (ONUCI), which highlights what is at stake in the country after the elections. Bernard Bouekré recalled the objectives of Plan-Ivoire. It acts, he explained, “to train new actors and actresses, to warn the population through the 7th Art of electoral stakes, to contribute to peace and the democracy in our country, to make it possible for the population to massively vote at the time of the next electoral deadlines and to bring, in addition, a new cultural print in Ivory Coast”.

- South Africa’s Television Industry Emergency Coalition (TVIEC) has warned production companies that the SABC is planning to freeze, cancel and delay various local productions in order to cut costs.

- The Independent Media Council of Uganda (IMCU) wants FM radio stations to reduce broadcasting hours from 24 to eight. The chairman of the IMCU, Mr Kintu Musoke, said on Thursday in Kampala that since many of the FM stations allocate a lot of time to "poor quality programmes, this will compel them to settle for quality instead of quantity".