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Ivory Coast dry winds could impact cocoa quality - farmers

Reuters - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 16:37
ABIDJAN, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Below-average rainfall in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions last week could reduce the quality of beans harvested at the end of the October-to-March main crop, farmers said on Monday.
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Ivory Coast aims to double gold output by 2025

Reuters - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 14:13
ABIDJAN, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast plans to double gold production by 2025, its vice president said on Monday, as the west African country strives to revive its long-neglected mining sector.
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FEATURE-Amid soaring violence, efforts to reinvigorate 'toothless' U.N. agreement on rights activists

Reuters - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 02:01
WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cristina Palabay knows what it means to be targeted — and left unprotected by her government.
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Cocoa companies fail on pledge to stop Africa deforestation - report

Reuters - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 18:58
DAKAR, Dec 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major chocolate companies have failed to keep a promise they made a year ago to stop forests in West Africa being destroyed for cocoa production, a campaign group said on Friday.
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Ivory Coast withdraws licences of two defaulting cocoa exporters -sources

Reuters - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 13:39
ABIDJAN, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has revoked the licences of two cocoa exporters which relinquished their contracts after they were denied bank financing, two sources at the country's cocoa marketing board CCC said on Friday.
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UPDATE 1-French court approves extradition of brother of ex-Burkina Faso president

Reuters - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 16:44
PARIS, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A Paris court of appeal on Wednesday approved an extradition request by Burkina Faso's government for the brother of ex-Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore, a court spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
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REFILE-French court approves extradition of brother of ex-Burkina Faso president

Reuters - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 16:37
PARIS, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A Paris court of appeal on Wednesday approved an extradition request by Burkina Faso's government for the brother of ex-Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore, a court spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
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Ivory Coast 2018/19 cotton output to rise almost 14 pct

Reuters - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 17:38
ABIDJAN, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast cotton output for the 2018/19 season is forecast to be 470,000 tonnes, up from about 413,000 tonnes the previous season, the cotton ginners association has said.
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INSIGHT-Digital newcomers out to disrupt South African banking

Reuters - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 07:30
* Discovery Bank will target parent's 2 million health clients
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Moisture boosts Ivory Coast cocoa crop despite Harmattan winds

Reuters - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:13
ABIDJAN, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Farmers in Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions said on Monday that moisture levels were sufficient to sustain their crops despite the arrival of dry Harmattan winds and slightly below-average rainfall last week.
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Fairtrade to raise floor price, premium for cocoa farmers

Reuters - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:03
LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Fairtrade International will raise the floor price and fixed premium it requires companies to pay cocoa farmers for their beans under its scheme, the non-profit organisation said on Monday.
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EU mergers and takeovers (Dec 3)

Reuters - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:56
BRUSSELS, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
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ICCO trims 2017/18 world cocoa surplus estimate

Reuters - Fri, 30/11/2018 - 17:42
* The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) on Friday trimmed its forecast for the size of a global cocoa surplus in the 2017/18 season.
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Ivory Coast October cocoa bean exports down 50.3 pct

Reuters - Fri, 30/11/2018 - 14:36
ABIDJAN, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast exported 34,015 tonnes of raw cocoa beans in October, down 50.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, provisional port data showed on Friday.
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Ivory Coast aims to generate 150 MW of solar power by 2020

Reuters - Thu, 29/11/2018 - 15:49
ABIDJAN, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast plans to generate 150 megawatts (MW) of solar power by 2020, a senior official said on Thursday, in an effort to integrate more renewable energy into the power sector.
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Barry Callebaut, Dutch partners launch sustainable mass-market chocolate

Reuters - Thu, 29/11/2018 - 15:00
ZURICH, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut on Thursday signed a partnership with Dutch No.1 retailer Albert Heijn to make its private-label chocolate fully traceable from 2019, reflecting consumers' growing interest in ethical sourcing.
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Ethiopia overtakes Dubai as top feeder of air traffic to Africa

Reuters - Wed, 28/11/2018 - 16:46
NAIROBI, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success of the state airline's expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister.
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Ivory Coast issues 7-year 100 bln CFA franc ($174 mln) bond

Reuters - Tue, 27/11/2018 - 11:07
ABIDJAN, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has issued a 100 billion CFA franc ($174.15 million) seven-year bond with a 5.95 percent coupon, one of the lead managers of the operation told Reuters on Tuesday.
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CORRECTED-Rain boosts Ivory Coast's cocoa crop

Reuters - Mon, 26/11/2018 - 16:23
ABIDJAN, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Above average rainfall in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa growing regions last week is set to boost the October-to-March main crop, farmers said on Monday.
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UPDATE 1-Soccer-Coach Inzaghi sent off after celebrating late equaliser

Reuters - Sun, 25/11/2018 - 22:03
ROME, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi was sent off and initially refused to leave the touchline after over-celebrating his team's stoppage-time equaliser in a dramatic 1-1 draw against makeshift AC Milan in Serie A at a wet Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
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