Ivory Coast votes for parliament as Ouattara opponents join forces

6/6 © Reuters. People wait for the opening of a polling station during the legislative election in Abidjan 2/6 By Ange Aboa and Loucoumane Coulibaly ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast voted on Saturday in a legislative election, with President Alassane Ouattara’s allies facing a combined challenge from opposition parties led by two of his predecessors. […]

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Ivory Coast to lift suspension of Hershey cocoa sustainability schemes

3/3 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A worker sews up cocoa bags to load them into a truck bound for the port of San Pedro, at a cocoa cooperative in Duekoue 2/3 By Ange Aboa ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast will lift a suspension on cocoa sustainability schemes run by U.S.-based Hershey on its territory that […]

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Ivory Coast president says new West African currency launch may take five years

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ivory Coast’s Ouattara to submit application to run for third term 2/2 BOUAFLE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) – A planned new West African currency to replace the France-backed CFA franc this year has been derailed by the coronavirus pandemic and its launch could now be up to five years away, Ivory […]

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Exclusive: U.S. investigates child labor in Ivory Coast cocoa supply chains

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A farmer opens a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Ivory Coast 2/2 By Ange Aboa, Aaron Ross and Maytaal Angel ABIDJAN (Reuters) – U.S. customs authorities have asked cocoa traders to report where and when they encounter child labor in their supply chains in top grower Ivory Coast, […]

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