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Ivanka Trump promotes businesswomen after Ivory Coast cocoa farm visit

Apr 17 2019

ABIDJAN Ivanka Trump vowed support for initiatives to promote women in business on Wednesday, after visiting an Ivorian cocoa farm on the second leg of her African tour.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Ghana 2018/19 cocoa output expected to drop 6 pct due to disease, drought

Apr 17 2019

SUNYANI, Ghana, April 17 Ghana's cocoa output is expected to drop nearly 6 percent this season to 850,000 tonnes because of disease and dry weather, sources at the cocoa regulator, COCOBOD, said on Wednesday.

In Ivory Coast, organic chocolate made with a bicycle

Mar 19 2019

ABIDJAN Dana Mroueh's chocolate factory is a rarity for Ivory Coast and not only because the world's top cocoa grower produces precious little finished chocolate. | Video

Ivorian parliament speaker resigns ahead of possible presidential run

Feb 08 2019

ABIDJAN Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro resigned as parliament speaker on Friday in a split with President Alassane Ouattara that could signal his intention to run for president next year. | Video

Ivorian president does not rule out running for third term in 2020

Jan 26 2019

ABIDJAN Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Saturday did not rule out competing in next year's presidential election, amid speculation that he plans to stand for a third term - a move his opponents say would violate the constitution.

ICC delays release of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo despite acquittal

Jan 18 2019

THE HAGUE/ABIDJAN International Criminal Court appeals judges delayed the release of ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo on Friday, ordering that he be held for at least two more weeks after being acquitted on crimes against humanity charges.

Small Ivorian cocoa exporters seek relief on commitments -sources

Jan 16 2019

ABIDJAN/NEW YORK, Jan 16 More small cocoa exporters in Ivory Coast were unable to fulfill their international contracts at the end of last year, and sources at the country's cocoa board told Reuters that this group asked to postpone 70 percent of October-to-December commitments due to a lack of financing.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo cleared of war crimes, may return to politics

Jan 15 2019

THE HAGUE/ABIDJAN The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes on Tuesday and ordered his release to the joy of dancing supporters and frustration of victims of atrocities. | Video

RPT-Ivory Coast cocoa bean quality hit by dry weather, financing woes

Jan 11 2019

ABIDJAN/NEW YORK, Jan 11 Farmers in top cocoa grower Ivory Coast say the current crop is worsening, with beans starting to rot, as lack of financing prevents them from properly fermenting and drying beans already stressed by bad weather.

Ivory Coast cocoa bean quality hit by dry weather, financing woes

Jan 11 2019

ABIDJAN/NEW YORK Farmers in top cocoa grower Ivory Coast say the current crop is worsening, with beans starting to rot, as lack of financing prevents them from properly fermenting and drying beans already stressed by bad weather.

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