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Cocoa & Chocolate Industry and Ivorian Government Announce Agreement on Improved Cocoa Planting Material

ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire — The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and Cote d’Ivoire’s Conseil du Café-Cacao have announced an agreement to improve cocoa planting material. The agreement is closely aligned with the Ivorian government’s 2QC national cocoa strategy and comes less than a year after WCF announced CocoaAction, the chocolate and cocoa industry’s strategy for sustainability in the cocoa sector. As part ...

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Kenya: al-Shabaab kills 147 Christians students

al-Shabaab singled out Christians students for the killing, sparing the life if muslims. At least 147 people, mostly students, have been killed in an assault by al-Shabaab militants on a university in Garissa, north-eastern Kenya, 150 km from Somalia. al-Shabaab heavily armed attackers stormed Garissa University early on Thursday, killing two security guards then firing indiscriminately and randomly on students. ...

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Burkina Faso joins other African countries that have banned non-biodegradable plastic bags.

Over 2,000 tons of plastic waste was collected in 2014 in Burkina Faso after the launch of a national project to recycle plastic waste, an official source has said. The national program also enabled authorities to sensitize the population and business operators on management of plastic waste, the statement issued after a cabinet meeting held on Thursday in Ouagadougou indicated. ...

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Cote d’Ivoire: Ouattara’s blind hatred towards Gbagbo’s supporters is the major threat to peace in the country

Cote d’Ivoire – According to a Reuters report, the conviction of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s allies for their role in the violence that followed the 2011 election in Ivory Coast has deepened a rift in his party that risks radicalizing hardliners ahead of polls this year in the world’s top cocoa grower, analysts say. The widening divisions between moderate and hardline ...

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African Petroleum Corporation has recently lost $31.2 Million

The African Petroleum Corporation (APC) is an independent oil and gas exploration company operating ten licences in five countries offshore in West Africa – Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Gambia with a combined net acreage position of 28,955 square kilometres. Recently, African Petroleum Corporation on 10 March 2015 announced a loss of 31.2 million dollars (1400 million dalasis) “in respect ...

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