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Mondelez urges cocoa producers to up yields as demand rises

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BERLIN Mondelez , maker of chocolate brands like Toblerone, Milka and Cadbury, is urging governments in Ivory Coast and Ghana to boost cocoa yields to secure long-term supply despite low cocoa prices.

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Explainer - Plans to end cocoa deforestation face multiple hurdles 19 Apr 2018

DUEKOUE, Ivory Coast Faced with the prospect of losing all its forests, Ivory Coast has partnered with chocolate makers to try to halt the spread of cocoa plantations in protected national parks and reserves.

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Ivory Coast inaugurates new senate amid opposition criticism 12 Apr 2018

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.

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Ruling coalition takes bulk of seats in new Ivory Coast senate 25 Mar 2018

ABIDJAN Members of Ivory Coast's ruling coalition will dominate the West African country's new senate, tightening President Alassane Ouattara's grip on power, provisional election results showed on Sunday.

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Toure puts Ivory Coast international comeback on hold 22 Mar 2018

ABIDJAN Yaya Toure has pulled out of two friendly internationals over the next week for "family reasons", officials said on Thursday, putting his long-awaited Ivory Coast comeback on hold.

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Yaya Toure set for surprise Ivory Coast return 17 Mar 2018

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who turns 35 in May, will return to international football more than three years since his last game for his country after being named in the squad for friendlies in France next week. Toure has shunned internationals since leading the Ivorians to the African Nations Cup title in early 2015 but made a surprise announcement in December that he wanted to return despite the country failing to rech this year's World Cup.

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Standard Chartered starts African online banking push in Ivory Coast 16 Mar 2018

ABIDJAN Standard Chartered [STANB.UL] launched its first African online-only bank in Ivory Coast on Friday, joining a wave of lenders seeking to use new technologies to reach customers in some of the world's most under-served markets.

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Ahoure, Ta Lou roar to glorious Ivorian one-two 02 Mar 2018

BIRMINGHAM, England Murielle Ahoure produced one of the great 60 metres runs to lead home compatriot Marie-Josee Ta Lou and make it a landmark night for the Ivory Coast at the world indoor championships in Birmingham on Friday.

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Ahoure leads Ivory Coast to double triumph in indoor 60m gold 02 Mar 2018

BIRMINGHAM, England Murielle Ahoure powered to victory to claim 60 metres gold, with Ivory Coast compatriot Marie-Josee Ta Lou taking silver, in the final race of the second day of the world indoor championships in Birmingham.

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Off-grid power pioneers pour into West Africa 20 Feb 2018

ABIDJAN Standing by a towering equatorial forest, Jean-Noel Kouame's new breeze-block house may be beyond the reach of Ivory Coast's power grid, but it's perfectly located for solar power entrepreneurs.

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European powers say nearing plan to save Iran nuclear pact

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS French President Emmanuel Macron called on the United States on Wednesday not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as Western envoys said Britain, France and Germany were nearing a package that seeks to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to save the pact.