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Child labour rising in West Africa cocoa farms despite efforts: report

19 Oct 2020

ABIDJAN The use of child labour has risen in cocoa farms in Ghana and Ivory Coast over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, academics said on Monday, largely supporting earlier findings that were questioned by both states.

One killed as pre-election protests spread in Ivory Coast

19 Oct 2020

ABIDJAN One person was killed and several injured when security forces opened fire on protesters in the southeast of Ivory coast on Monday, several witnesses said, a sign of spreading unrest ahead of an Oct. 31 election boycotted by the opposition.

One killed as pre-election protests spread in Ivory Coast

19 Oct 2020

ABIDJAN, Oct 19 One person was killed and several injured when security forces opened fire on protesters in the southeast of Ivory coast on Monday, several witnesses said, a sign of spreading unrest ahead of an Oct. 31 election boycotted by the opposition.

Ivory Coast president's supporters and opponents clash ahead of election

17 Oct 2020

ABIDJAN Local offices of Ivory Coast's ruling party were ransacked and the house of an opponent of President Alassane Ouattara was set on fire, as rival supporters clashed in an eastern city ahead of the presidential election, residents said on Saturday.

Ivory Coast leader rejects talks as rivals seek vote boycott

16 Oct 2020

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast, Oct 16 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara rejected calls for negotiations on Friday from rivals urging a boycott of an Oct. 31 election they say he should not be standing for.

Ivory Coast police rescue 11 children working on cocoa farms

07 Oct 2020

ABIDJAN Police on Wednesday rescued 11 children and two teenagers working on cocoa plantations in southwestern Ivory Coast and arrested three farmers on suspicion of people trafficking, the police commissioner said.

Ivory Coast raises 2020/21 cocoa farmgate price by 21%

01 Oct 2020

YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast Ivory Coast has raised the fixed farmgate price paid to cocoa farmers more than 21% to 1,000 CFA Francs ($1.80) per kg for the main crop of the 2020/2021 season starting Thursday, President Alassane Ouattara said.

Ivory Coast ruling party says will hold election with or without opposition

22 Sep 2020

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to deepen political tensions in the world's top cocoa producer.

Ivory Coast opposition calls for protests to stop Ouattara's third term bid

21 Sep 2020

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's main presidential election challenger and a group of opposition parties called on Sunday for a civil disobedience campaign to stop President Alassane Ouattara's bid for a third term on Oct 31. | Video

Ivory Coast's Ouattara applies to run for third term amid protests

24 Aug 2020

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday submitted his application to run for a third term after more protests by opponents who say the constitution forbids him to contest the October election.

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