Cocoa prices soar as Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana threaten supply cut

Business Jun 13, 2019

Cocoa prices soar as Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana threaten supply cut

Cocoa prices rose sharply on Wednesday after key producers Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana threatened to stop selling their production to buyers unwilling to meet a minimum price. The threat pushed the September forward contract for the commodity, listed in New York, to $2,540 a ton, ...

Is your chocolate craving destroying forests in West Africa?

World Sep 15, 2017

Is your chocolate craving destroying forests in West Africa?

Your afternoon chocolate craving may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, chimpanzees and hippos in West Africa, research suggests. Well-known brands, such as Mars and Nestle, are buying through global traders cocoa that is grown illegally in dwindling national parks and ...

Extremists kill 14 civilians, two special forces in Cote d'Ivoire

World Mar 14, 2016

Extremists kill 14 civilians, two special forces in Cote d'Ivoire

Armed men attacked an Cote d'Ivoire beach resort Sunday, killing at least 16 people and sending tourists fleeing through the historic town of Grand-Bassam in an attack claimed by al-Qaida's North Africa branch. Bloody bodies were sprawled on the beach and witnesses described horrific scenes ...

Impact acquire former Chelsea striker Drogba

Soccer Jul 28, 2015

Impact acquire former Chelsea striker Drogba

The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday. Drogba moves to North America following his second spell at Chelsea, where he won the league title last season. The 37-year-old Cote d'Ivoire forward signed with ...

Germany scores 10 goals in rout

Soccer / Women's World Cup Jun 8, 2015

Germany scores 10 goals in rout

Celia Sasic scored the fastest hat trick in Women’s World Cup history and Anja Mittag also scored three goals to spark top-ranked Germany to a 10-0 victory over Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday in a Group B match — the second-most lopsided win in event ...