World Jan 3, 2020

How African countries left their colonizers

A wave of sub-Saharan African countries became independent in the 1960s, 17 achieving self-rule from colonial Belgium, Britain and France in 1960 alone. Portugal's colonies would only break free in the 1970s and it took other nations, such as Eritrea, even longer to re-establish their ...

Against the tide, cocoa growers plan to suspend ethical programs

Business Oct 20, 2019

Against the tide, cocoa growers plan to suspend ethical programs

In a world that is growing increasingly concerned about corporate commitments to environmental and social responsibility, top cocoa producers Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana are planning to make a move that goes against the tide. The West African nations, which produce more than 60 percent of ...

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, ...

World Jun 12, 2019

Ghana security forces free two kidnapped Canadians

Ghanaian security forces on Wednesday freed two young Canadian women who had been kidnapped at a golf club in the city of Kumasi last week, the government said. "National Security Operatives in the early hours of Wednesday 12 June, 2019 completed an operation which successfully ...