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Ivory Coast rejects report showing rising child labour in cocoa sector

May 25 2020

ABIDJAN, May 25 Ivory Coast said on Monday it would refuse to validate a U.S.-sponsored report due to be published next month about child labour in its cocoa sector unless the researchers and U.S. government accept changes to the methodology.

Ivory Coast presidential candidate Soro sentenced to 20 years in prison

Apr 28 2020

ABIDJAN Guillaume Soro, the former rebel leader running for president in Ivory Coast, was convicted in absentia on Tuesday of embezzlement and sentenced to 20 years in prison, a verdict likely to exclude him from October's election. | Video

Child labour still prevalent in West Africa cocoa sector despite industry efforts: report

Apr 09 2020

ABIDJAN The use of child labour on cocoa farms in top producers Ivory Coast and Ghana has risen over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, according to a draft of a U.S. government-sponsored report seen by Reuters.

Child labour still prevalent in West Africa cocoa sector despite industry efforts - report

Apr 09 2020

ABIDJAN The use of child labour on cocoa farms in top producers Ivory Coast and Ghana has risen over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, according to a draft of a U.S. government-sponsored report seen by Reuters.

Child labour still prevalent in West Africa cocoa sector despite industry efforts -report

Apr 09 2020

ABIDJAN, April 9 The use of child labour on cocoa farms in top producers Ivory Coast and Ghana has risen over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, according to a draft of a U.S. government-sponsored report seen by Reuters.

Exclusive: U.S. investigates child labor in Ivory Coast cocoa supply chains

Mar 30 2020

ABIDJAN U.S. customs authorities have asked cocoa traders to report where and when they encounter child labor in their supply chains in top grower Ivory Coast, three industry sources said, following calls from American lawmakers to ban some imports. | Video

Cocoa traders agree to sell beans to Ivorian exporters facing default - sources

Feb 27 2020

ABIDJAN Multinational cocoa exporters operating in Ivory Coast have agreed to sell their domestic counterparts 60,000 of the 150,000 tonnes the Ivorian companies say they need to avoid default, three sources involved in the talks said on Thursday.

Adverse weather to hit Ghana cocoa output more than expected: traders

Feb 19 2020

ABIDJAN/LONDON Adverse weather in West Africa could see cocoa output in Ghana, the world's second largest producer, fall short of consensus for a second year running, local traders and exporters told Reuters.

Cocoa traders expect adverse weather, hoarding to hit Ivorian sales

Feb 14 2020

ABIDJAN/LONDON Adverse weather and hoarding in Ivory Coast could see sales of the top cocoa producer's largest export fall some way short of consensus, which could push global prices higher, traders said.

Ivory Coast says presidential candidate Soro plotted a coup

Dec 27 2019

ABIDJAN Guillaume Soro, a former rebel leader in Ivory Coast and a candidate in next year's presidential election, could face life in prison over an alleged coup plot that involved amassing weapons, the country's public prosecutor said on Thursday. | Video

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