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Orange suspends new Ivory Coast network cable installation after vandalism

Reuters - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 17:34
ABIDJAN, June 15 (Reuters) - French telecoms group Orange has suspended the installation of new ditigal network cables in Ivory Coast because of vandalism, a top official said on Friday.
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Sierra Leone in fourth bid to launch oil sector with licensing round

Reuters - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 15:30
June 14 (Reuters) - Seeking to capitalise on higher oil prices, Sierra Leone has extended the deadline of a fourth oil licensing round for five deep water offshore blocks until September 27, officials told Reuters.
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West Africa:COFINA records 16 billion CFA francs in subscriptions at...

Topix - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 01:39

Abidjan, June 13, 2018 COFINA, Africa's leading institution for mesofinance, has raised more than 16 billion CFA francs, an oversubscription of 60% reflecting strong investor interest. The money raised will be reinvested in the financing of small and medium-sized businesses in the region.

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Orange CI stops fibre rollout following vandalism

Topix - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 21:08

Orange Cote d'Ivoire is suspending its rollout of fibre-optic broadband infrastructure in the capital, Abidjan, following a spate of vandalism which has hit its networks and caused outages for customers. A report from Agence Ecofin says the telco has called a temporary halt to its work while authorities investigate the attacks.

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Ivory Coast Wants Bigger Piece of Chocolate Profits

Topix - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 18:52

Visitors watch as employees of a Chocolatier in the Ivory Coast explain and show the different stages of processing cocoa into chocolate during the 5th edition of the ice cream and chocolate festival in Abidjan on May 19, 2018. For many years, Ivory Coast has been the world's largest producer of cocoa.

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Ivory Coast to toughen up conditions on cocoa export licences

Reuters - Tue, 12/06/2018 - 18:26
ABIDJAN, June 12 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast plans to tighten up conditions for awarding licences to cocoa exporters to avoid a repeat of defaults linked to the disastrous 2016/17 season, two sources at the Coffee Cocoa Council (CCC) marketing board said on Tuesday.
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Lack of rain in Ivory Coast could reduce mid-crop cocoa harvests

Reuters - Mon, 11/06/2018 - 13:46
ABIDJAN, June 11 (Reuters) - Insufficient rainfall in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions could reduce the size of harvests during the last stages of the mid-crop, farmers said on Monday.
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Athletics-Echevarria produces huge leap in Stockholm

Reuters - Sun, 10/06/2018 - 21:53
June 10 (Reuters) - Cuba's Juan Miguel Echevarria produced the furthest long jump in 23 years -- 8.83 metres -- in winning the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Sunday but a tailwind denied him a place in the record books.
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Ivory Coast artist makes sculptures from her own hair - Reuters

Topix - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 14:56

There's almost no image Ivorian artist Laetitia Ky can't sculpt from her own hair. Depending on her mood, she can shape her thick black tresses into light bulbs, trees, trumpets, bicycles or cupcakes.

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