ABIDJAN, Nov 11 Below average rainfall mixed
with long sunny spells last week in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa
regions will improve growing conditions after weeks of wet
weather, farmers said on Monday.
LAHOU-KPANDA, Ivory Coast The village of Lahou-Kpanda is sinking. In the past 30 years, residents of the once-thriving historic town 140 km southwest of the Ivorian capital Abidjan have seen their prison, hospital and school be subsumed by the waters. | Video
ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday declared an amnesty for Simone Gbagbo, who had been convicted of offences against the state during a brief 2011 civil war.
(This version of the July 10 story corrects Jean Claude Kouassi's new title in paragraph 8)
YAMOUSSOUKRO Ivory Coast inaugurated on Thursday its first senate, an upper house to the West African nation's parliament that President Alassane Ouattara called a "chamber of wisdom" but which the opposition says will tighten his grip on power.
ABIDJAN A group of allies of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, including at least one living in exile in neighboring Ghana, are behind a wave of attacks on security installations this year, the interior minister said on Thursday.
ABIDJAN Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast shot three people on Saturday and cut off access to the second largest city, Bouake, as a revolt escalated over demands for bonus payments.
ABIDJAN Ivory Coast slashed the price it guarantees for cocoa farmers by 36 percent to 700 CFA francs ($1.14) per kilogram on Thursday and reduced taxes for the April-to-September mid-crop amid a sharp drop in world prices.
((This version of the story has corrected spelling of name in penultimate paragraph to Soungalo from Soungaola and moves up first full reference to President Alassane Ouattara, paragraph 4))
ABIDJAN Rising demand for cashew nuts has fueled smuggling from Ivory Coast to Ghana and other countries, damaging the quality of exports from the world's top producer, farmers and exporters said on Tuesday.