One week after the disruption of water supplies and electricity services to much of southwestern Ivory Coast, sanitary conditions for tens of thousands of displaced people living in makeshift camps are degrading rapidly. - Adam Geibel
The Ivory Coast's new power-sharing coalition formed up for the first time, but the rebels and the country's main opposition party did not attend a first cabinet meeting. The rebels did not attend for "logistical reasons", but accused President Gbagbo of trying to impose his choices on them. They also said they were not putting into question the new government and would attend future cabinet meetings.