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Ivory Coast sunny weather boosts cocoa crop, but disease flares in the east

Reuters - 6 hours 5 min ago
ABIDJAN, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Sunny spells last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions were expected to boost the development of the October to March main crop, farmers said on Monday, though overly wet weather in the east caused disease issues.
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Soccer-Cameroon get first win for Seedorf, Salah injured in Egypt victory

Reuters - Sat, 13/10/2018 - 00:07
CAPE TOWN, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting provided new Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf with a winning home debut but the Indomitable Lions remained unconvincing as they edged Malawi 1-0 in African Nations Cup qualifying on Friday.
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Political rift in Ivory Coast raises concerns for 2020

Reuters - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:00
ABIDJAN, Oct 12 (Reuters) - After more than a decade as allies, two of Ivory Coast's largest political parties face off in local elections on Saturday after an acrimonious divorce that is making Ivorians nervous ahead of a presidential poll in 2020.
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Fairtrade ready to help food firms move to self-certification

Reuters - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:14
* Fairtrade looks to coach companies on in-house certification
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Ivorian cocoa farmers welcome dry spell ahead of main crop harvest

Reuters - Mon, 08/10/2018 - 15:46
ABIDJAN, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Below average rainfall in most of Ivory Coast’s main cocoa regions last week is likely to boost harvests for the October-to-March main crop, farmers said on Monday.
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World Bank cuts sub-Saharan Africa's 2018 growth forecast to 2.7 pct

Reuters - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 14:00
NAIROBI, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The World Bank has cut its economic growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa this year to 2.7 percent from an earlier forecast of 3.1 percent, mainly because of slower-than-expected growth in the continent's bigger economies, the bank said on Wednesday.
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ICCO names Arrion as new executive director

Reuters - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 14:56
* The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) said on Tuesday it has appointed Michel Arrion as its new executive director, replacing Jean Marc Anga
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Ivory Coast issues 8-year 100 bln CFA franc ($178 mln) bond

Reuters - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 11:53
ABIDJAN, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has issued an eight-year, 100 billion CFA francs ($177.63 million) bond with a six percent coupon, a lead manager at Atlantic Financial Group told Reuters on Tuesday. The bond will be sold in units of 10,000 CFA francs from Oct. 1 to 15 to investors across the region's eight-nation currency zone. ($1 = 562.9800 CFA francs) (Reporting by Loucoumane Coulibaly, Editing by Sofia Christensen, William Maclean)
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Radisson joins rivals with hotel expansion in Africa

Reuters - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 10:38
CAPE TOWN, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Radisson Hospitality will invest in ten new hotels across Africa, the company said on Tuesday, the latest hotel group eyeing expansion on an underdeveloped continent.
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UPDATE 2-Ivory Coast cocoa farmgate price up in new season, Ghana's flat

Reuters - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 19:08
* Countries moving towards harmonising prices (Combines Ivory Coast, Ghana, adds farmer reaction)
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Ivory Coast rains boost cocoa crop but raise disease fears

Reuters - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 15:56
ABIDJAN, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Above average rains last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions were expected to strengthen the October-to-March main crop but overly wet weather in the coming weeks could cause disease, farmers said on Monday.
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Hague court hears Ivory Coast ex-president Gbagbo's plea for dismissal

Reuters - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 13:36
THE HAGUE, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday heard a plea from former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo to have his case for alleged crimes against humanity dismissed early due to lack of evidence.
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