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Disease lowers Ghanaian cocoa output, processors must import -sources

13 Jun 2019

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.

UPDATE 2-ICCO director keeps 2018/19 global cocoa output forecast at 4.8 mln T

15 May 2019

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 Wednesday.

Ivory Coast acts to avert defaults on cocoa export contracts this season

30 Apr 2019

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.

Ivanka Trump promotes businesswomen after Ivory Coast cocoa farm visit

17 Apr 2019

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.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Ghana 2018/19 cocoa output expected to drop 6 pct due to disease, drought

17 Apr 2019

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.

In Ivory Coast, organic chocolate made with a bicycle

19 Mar 2019

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

Ivorian parliament speaker resigns ahead of possible presidential run

08 Feb 2019

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

Ivorian president does not rule out running for third term in 2020

26 Jan 2019

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.

ICC delays release of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo despite acquittal

18 Jan 2019

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.

Small Ivorian cocoa exporters seek relief on commitments -sources

16 Jan 2019

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.

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