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.
ABIDJAN Ivory Coast has issued an arrest warrant for Guillaume Soro, a former rebel leader and candidate in next year's presidential election, the public prosecutor said on Monday, forcing Soro to call off a planned homecoming after months overseas. | Video
ABIDJAN West Africa's monetary union has agreed with France to rename its CFA franc the Eco and cut some of the financial links with Paris that have underpinned the region's common currency since its creation soon World War Two. | Video
ABIDJAN/LONDONIvory Coast and Ghana's move to combat farmer poverty with a living income premium for their cocoa sales is being undermined by chocolate makers scaling down purchases and negotiating discounts on other parts of the price, sources said.
ABIDJAN/LONDON, Dec 17Ivory Coast and Ghana's
move to combat farmer poverty with a living income premium for
their cocoa sales is being undermined by chocolate makers
scaling down purchases and negotiating discounts on other parts
of the price, sources said.
SAN PEDRO, Ivory Coast Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast say they plan to ramp up production and establish new plantations, potentially jeopardizing a new policy to cap output and boost prices from next year.
DALOA, Ivory Coast Ivorian cocoa farmers have grown more concerned about the 2019/20 main crop as diseases known as black pod and swollen shoot spread in cocoa plantations, farmers and exporters told Reuters on Thursday.
ABIDJAN The African Development Bank's board approved a 125% capital increase to $208 billion on Thursday, the largest in the lender's history, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina said.
ABIDJAN/LONDON, Oct 25 The Cocoa Coffee Council
(CCC) has signed a block deal with food group Olam for the sale
of 100,000 tonnes of cocoa export contracts for the 2020/21
season that includes a premium to support farmers, sources at
CCC told Reuters on Friday.
ABIDJAN/LONDON Ivory Coast and Ghana's threat to possibly halt the cocoa industry's ethical branding schemes poses a major risk to chocolate makers operating in Western markets where consumer demand for sustainably sourced products is rising.