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Ghana’s maritime boundary victory to spark oil bounty

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana’s “long and arduous journey” to boost offshore oil exploration and extraction will be fuelled with billions of extra dollars after a key court victory over Ivory Coast. Thanks to efforts by successive governments and conquering lawyers at the International Tribunal on the Law of the …

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Ivory Coast produces record cocoa crop

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP |  The cocoa crop of Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest producer, increased 28.5 percent to a record 2.15 million tonnes in the 2016-17 season, the national Coffee and Cocoa Council said Friday. Exports increased by 23.3 percent to 1.9 million tonnes, helping to raise the …

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Ex-army chief testifies in Gbagbo trial at ICC

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Former army chief Philippe Mangou testified Monday for the first time against ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, who is on trial for crimes against humanity, accused of inciting a wave of post-electoral violence. Appearing for the prosecution at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mangou sought to …

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Maritime court backs Ghana in offshore dispute with Ivory Coast

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | An international maritime tribunal Saturday backed Ghana in a dispute with Ivory Coast over a contested boundary that cuts through lucrative offshore oil fields. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea found that “Ghana did not violate the sovereign rights” of Ivory Coast by …

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‘Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast’

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP |  The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife, a green group said Wednesday. “In several national parks and other protected areas, 90 percent or more of the land mass has been converted to …

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I.Coast officials suspect ‘inside job’ for mass jail break

Katiola, Ivory Coast | AFP | Authorities in Ivory Coast speculated Monday that a guard may have allowed nearly 100 inmates to escape a prison in the west African country, the latest in a string of jail breaks. “It’s incomprehensible,” Coulibaly Ouamien, deputy mayor of Katiola, where the escape took place, …

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I.Coast seizes record three tonnes of pangolin scales

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP |  Authorities in Ivory Coast have seized a record haul of three tonnes of pangolin scales worth an estimated $82,000, in what officials on Thursday called a “massacre”. Eight men of various African nationalities were apprehended overnight on Tuesday as they prepared to sell their …

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