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 ...

Ghana's public says farewell to Kofi Annan

World Sep 11, 2018

Ghana's public says farewell to Kofi Annan

A steady stream of mourners paid their respects Tuesday to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, as his body lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana. The diplomat's body was flown back from his home in Switzerland on Monday ahead of a state ...

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 ...

Soccer May 19, 2016

JFA to donate ¥25 million to Kumamoto Prefecture

The Japan Football Association said Thursday a revenue of ¥25 million ($227,250) raised from this month's charity match between Japan's Under-23 team and Ghana will be donated to quake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture. Japan's U-23s won 3-0 last week in Tosu, in nearby Saga Prefecture, almost a ...