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Ghana and Ivory Coast want more premium for their cocoa beans

– – The world’s biggest cocoa producers, Ghana and Ivory Coast are demanding more premium from chocolate makers. They also want traders to pay more for their beans. The two countries say this demand for more premium is part of efforts to tackle farmer poverty. In a statement, Ivory Coast’s Coffee and Cocoa Council (CCC) said it has its premium… Read More
Africa Ivory Coast West Africa World 

Ivory Coast: President Ouattara meets ex-leaders to reconcile

– – Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has held talks with his predecessors Laurent Gbagbo and Henri Konan Bédié in the capital city as part of efforts to reconcile the country. The three men have been long-time rivals and such rivalry often led to tensions for decades. This was the trio’s first meeting together since a bitter civil war in 2010,… Read More
Africa Ivory Coast Mali West Africa World 

Mali suspends all new UN peacekeeping missions

– – Mali’s military-led government has announced it is suspending all new troop rotations by U.N. peacekeeping mission MINUSMA temporarily. The announcement on Thursday comes days after Malian forces arrested 49 soldiers from Ivory Coast who had arrived in country for the MINUSMA operations. Mali said the soldiers entered the country without permission, but Ivory Coast said the Malian authorities… Read More
Africa 

Ivory Coast: Economic, political actors engage as Africa CEO forum kicks off

More than 1,800 participants, including heads of states, and several hundred leaders of the largest African and international companies, are gathered in Abidjan, the economic capital of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) for the Africa CEO Forum 2022. This 2022 edition of the Africa CEO Forum which kicked off Monday comes at a time when the world in general and Africa in particular… Read More
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Cocoa production in Ghana and Ivory Coast drops significantly in 2021

– – Cocoa production in Ghana and Ivory Coast for the year ending 2021 is said to have significantly dropped, according to figures from the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO). The International Cocoa Organization has said in a statement that purchases and arrivals of cocoa beans from the two top producers of the commodity went down. While Ivory Coast recorded a… Read More
Africa Football Ivory Coast Sports World 

Salomon Kalou: one of the main stars of Côte d’Ivoire national team

– – At the beginning of the 21st century, the national team of Côte d’Ivoire saw a very talented generation, in which there were many stars, among which Salomon Kalou can be distinguished. This player will be remembered by the fans for a long time, as he has become one of the brightest representatives of his generation. If you are… Read More
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Ivory Coast TV presenter sentenced for promoting rape

– – The popular Ivorian television presenter suspended for asking a guest on his show to simulate rape has now been sentenced by a court. Yves de M’Bella received a 12-month suspended sentence for what prosecutors say was the promotion of rape. The court fined him $3,600 and placed a ban on him from leaving the country’s main city, Abidjan.… Read More
Africa Ivory Coast West Africa World 

Ivorian TV presenter suspended for asking guest to simulate rape

– – A television presenter in Ivory Coast has been suspended for asking a convicted rapist he invited onto his show to simulate a rape. Yves de Mbella had asked his guest to demonstrate a rape using a female mannequin, an incident that attracted criticisms from viewers and social media users. De Mbella even at a point of the show… Read More
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Ivory Coast begins vaccination against Ebola

– – Ivory Coast has begun an Ebola vaccination programme following the confirmation of its first case since 1994. The country’s health ministry said the family of the infected teenager and health workers involved were the first to be given the jab. Health official Serge Ehole said that they planned to have vaccinated by Wednesday “all the 2,000 people that… Read More
Africa Ivory Coast West Africa World 

ICC lifts arrest warrant on Ivory Coast’s Simone Gbagbo

– – The International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to lift an international arrest warrant issued for former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo. The court had issued the arrest warrant against Simone Gbagbo who was facing accusations of crimes against humanity, but Ivory Coast refused to extradite her to the Hague. Those crimes were allegedly committed during the country’s… Read More