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SOFTS-Robusta slumps to 16-month low, cocoa and sugar also fall

SOFTS-Robusta slumps to 16-month low, cocoa and sugar also fall LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Robusta coffee futures slumped to a 16-month low on Friday, pressured by fund selling and favourable harvest weather in Vietnam, while cocoa and sugar prices also eased. COFFEE * January robusta coffee LRCc2 w

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-24 11:50:35

Digital car insurance launches in Ivory Coast

Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast has got its first 100-percent digital car insurance with the launch of an online service seeking to make headway in a country where only 20 to 30 percent of drivers are insured. Baloon, the subsidiary of a French startup, offers drivers coverage via their mobile phones or

YAHOO! - 2017-11-24 15:54:44

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson expects January bids for Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has revealed he expects clubs to bids for Wilfried Zaha in the January transfer window. The Cote d'Ivoire international was sidelined for two months with a knee injury suffered in the Eagles' 1-0 opening day defeat to Huddersfield Town. And the former Manchester Un

SPORTING NEWS - 2017-11-24 14:15:30

Merkel Goes Back to Work as German Rivals Open Door to Coalition

Reuters. Merkel Goes Back to Work as German Rivals Open Door to Coalition (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her European Union partners it's business as usual again as she returned to the international stage and the Social Democratic opposition leader opened the door to a governin

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-24 16:37:48

Global Chocolate Binge Has Olam Predicting Smaller Cocoa Surplus

The world just can't get enough chocolate. With "tremendous" demand in emerging markets looking set to continue this season, the world's third-largest cocoa processor is projecting a sharply smaller global surplus. Excess cocoa supplies that reached a record last season will probably drop to about 5

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-24 10:55:52

France's Macron seeks renewal of Africa ties, but old problems persist

PARIS (Reuters) - Barely six months into office, President Emmanuel Macron is already preparing for his third visit to sub-Saharan Africa. Yet while the energetic young leader is eager to reshape France's relationship with the continent, old problems die hard. French President Emmanuel Macron atten

REUTERS - 2017-11-24 13:41:20

Migrants return to Ivory Coast after slave trading report

File: More than 150 migrants have returned to Ivory Coast from Libya after reports of slave trading. Photo: AFP / Issouf Sanogo ABIDJAN - More than 150 migrants have returned to Ivory Coast from Libya after reports of slave trading. A CNN report from Tripoli sent shockwaves through sub-Saharan Afr

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-23 09:16:39

Swansea City’s Bony ‘feeling positive’ ahead Bournemouth visit

The 28-year-old returned from a hamstring injury last weekend and has set his sights on helping the Swans get a positive result against the Cherries Swansea City's Wilfried Bony is 'feeling positive' ahead of Saturday's English Premier League fixture against Bournemouth. The Cote d'Ivoire internat

GOAL.COM - 2017-11-23 11:46:22

Manchester United’s Bailly in contention for Brighton and Hove Albion game

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Eric Bailly will be available for Saturday's English Premier League encounter against Brighton and Hove Albion. The 23-year-old has not played for the Old Trafford outfit since their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on October 5, and has missed their l

GOAL.COM - 2017-11-23 11:16:51

As Robert Mugabe finds a new home, here's where other African dictators went to retire

The stuffed lions guarding Robert Mugabe's statehouse are well known. They are also tattered and balding, and it is unlikely that interim president Emmerson Mnangagwa will keep them once he moves in. On Friday (Nov. 24), Zimbabwe will have a new president for the first time in nearly four decades, m

QUARTZ - 2017-11-23 06:54:37

Outrage across Africa after report exposes slave trade in Libya

Who's the highest bidder? 800 Dinar! 1,000 Dinar! 1,100 Dinar! In the end, the winning bid is 1,200 Libyan Dinar - the equivalent of $800 (680). A done deal; however, this isn't just any auction for a car or a piece of art. What's being sold here is a group of frightened young men from Sub-Saharan A

USA TODAY - 2017-11-23 13:18:41

West African cocoa plan needs to focus on farmers -Barry Callebaut

* Ghana, Ivory Coast aim to process more beans for stable revenue * Stable power and high tariffs remain industry challenges By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Ghana and Ivory Coast need to focus more sharply on improving farmers' incomes if they are to achieve initiatives to guarantee stab

REUTERS - 2017-11-23 18:59:34

Peace offering helps Morocco rally to reach World Cup

(Reuters) - A peace offering in an Amsterdam coffee shop proved a catalyst for Morocco's late rally to success in the World Cup qualifiers and their first appearance at the finals in 20 years since the 1998 tournament in France. Coach Herve Renard travelled to the Netherlands in mid-year for a make

REUTERS - 2017-11-23 00:43:48

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return home after Mugabe resignation

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, a ruling party ZANU-PF official said. FILE PHOTO - Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles at the headquarters of Presid


Why do some elections in Africa turn violent?

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events On Nov. 20, Kenya's Supreme Court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's win in the repeat presidential election conducted Oct. 26, which opposition leader Raila Odinga boyco


In Cote D'Ivoire, A Jewish Community Is Born

The African nation of Cote D'Ivoire did not have a historic Jewish community. But now, the West African country, known by some as Ivory Coast, is seeing several dozens of its citizens choose to join the Jewish ranks. Writing in ejewishphilanthropy, Bonita Nathan Sussman, who is the vice president of


Didier COBBLER! Chelsea legend Drogba launches shoe-making business days after announcing plans to retire

The 39-year-old, set to retire from playing next year, is venturing into the world of fashion We are part of the Trust ProjectDrogba is hanging up his boots - and making shoes (Image: AFP) Didier Drogba knows a thing or two about nifty footwork. And now the Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend is to put h


Elephant advocates sue Trump administration on trophy hunting

WASHINGTON - Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump's administration. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington was th


Chocolate makers agree to stop cutting down forests in West Africa for cocoa

At COP23, the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany that wrapped up last week, top cocoa-producing countries in West Africa announced new commitments to end the massive deforestation for cocoa that is occurring within their borders. Ivory Coast and Ghana are the number one and number two cocoa-producing


Africans must move beyond being 'beggars of the world': Ghana president

LONDON - Africa should move beyond aid handouts that have failed to bring growth and prosperity and move to an era of mutual respect with Western countries, Ghana's president said on Tuesday. President Nana Akufo-Addo, elected less than a year ago, said aid to his nation from donor countries was uns