Loucoumane Coulibaly

Ivory Coast weather expected to help start of main cocoa crop

Sep 13 2021

ABIDJAN Below average rains were recorded last week in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions but high soil moisture content from previous rains would help the strong development of the October-to-March main crop, farmers said on Monday.

Heavy rains in Ivory Coast augur large, quality cocoa crop -farmers

Sep 06 2021

ABIDJAN Above-average rains last week in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa-growing regions augur a larger, better-quality October-to-March main crop compared with last year, farmers said on Monday.

Ivory Coast begins Ebola vaccinations after case confirmed in Abidjan

Aug 18 2021

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast began vaccinating health workers against Ebola in the commercial capital Abidjan on Monday after a case of the deadly virus was confirmed over the weekend. | Video

Heavy rains in Ivory Coast bode well for upcoming cocoa crop, say farmers

Aug 16 2021

ABIDJAN, Aug 16 Heavy rains across most of Ivory Coast's cocoa-growing regions last week have rekindled hopes for an early start to the October-to-March main crop, farmers said on Monday.

UPDATE 2-Ivory Coast detects first Ebola case in 25 years

Aug 14 2021

ABIDJAN, Aug 14 Ivory Coast has declared a first case of the Ebola hemorrhagic virus in 25 years, the health minister and the World Health Organization (WHO) said separately on Saturday.

Ivorian artist turns discarded flip-flops from beach into masterpieces

Aug 13 2021

ABIDJAN As Ivorian artist Aristide Kouame combs the beach with a big trash bag to gather discarded flip-flops and other footwear, he is aware that other beachgoers probably take him for a desperate street trader or possibly a madman. | Video

'Happy to see you': Ivory Coast political rivals hug in reconciliation push

Jul 28 2021

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and long-time rival Laurent Gbagbo hugged on Tuesday at their first meeting in over a decade, part of efforts to ease political tensions in the West African country. | Video

African countries call for $100 billion pandemic boost

Jul 15 2021

ABIDJAN, July 15 Eleven African heads of state called on Thursday for $100 billion in hardship funding to help dig their economies out of the hole caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Above-average rainfall supports Ivory Coast mid-crop cocoa

Jun 21 2021

ABIDJAN, June 21 Above-average rains last week in Ivory Coast's central cocoa-growing regions will help the development of the last stage of the mid-crop while more downpours were needed in other regions, farmers said on Monday.

Former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo returns home after decade of exile

Jun 18 2021

ABIDJAN (Reuters) -Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, ousted during a civil war in 2011 and acquitted of war crimes in The Hague, flew home on Thursday from a decade in exile as thousands took to the streets to welcome him. | Video

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