June 13 Bad weather and crop disease have
hampered the cocoa crop in second-largest producer Ghana,
forcing processors there to import beans at rates higher than
usual, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
ABIDJAN, May 15 A drop in Ghana's cocoa
production has not dented the International Cocoa Organization's
(ICCO) forecast for global output of 4.8 million tonnes for
2018/19, Executive Director Michel Arrion told Reuters on
ABIDJAN, April 30 Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast
has averted defaults on export contracts this season by letting
multinational commodities companies buy at-risk contracts from
local exporters, exporters and sources at the cocoa regulator
said on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.