Ivory Coast

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Massive strike pits African fishers against ‘superprofitable’ EU firms
About 2,000 crew members withdrew labour over pay and conditions, as well as citing serious breaches of overfishing rules by Spanish and French companies

Karen McVeigh

14, Jun, 2023 @11:44 AM

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Cocoa planting is destroying protected forests in west Africa, study finds
Global trade in chocolate, worth more than $1tn a year, is leading to widespread deforestation in Ivory Coast and Ghana

Damien Gayle

22, May, 2023 @5:03 PM

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Musician Peter One’s incredible story: ‘I had this dream … it’s starting to come true’
The 67-year-old Ivory Coast-born musician was a star in his heyday but political and economic unrest forced him into a life out of the spotlight. Now, he’s making a comeback

Jim Farber

02, May, 2023 @2:51 PM

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‘Retirement will come the day I’m buried’: Ivory Coast grandmothers are left holding the baby
Young people are abandoning their villages and children for the bright lights, leaving their mothers to pick up the pieces

Nick Danziger in Daloa

02, Jan, 2023 @7:45 AM

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How Ivory Coast is winning the fight to keep its children out of the cocoa fields
Karim Soura is just one of many children whose lives have been turned around by government initiatives, while prosecutions for child trafficking are on the rise

Sarah Johnson in Soubré

27, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Hunger has taken hold across Africa. We need a new approach to tackling its causes | President Alassane Ouattara
This week’s African Union summit in Ivory Coast is an opportunity to work towards a holistic food security strategy

President Alassane Ouattara

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Gold, guns, gangs: on patrol with the elite unit saving Ivory Coast’s forests
After deforestation for cocoa and goldmining reached alarming rates, the African country set up a security team with a mission to stamp out illegal activity

Sarah Johnson in Téné classified forest

21, Nov, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Megalopolis: how coastal west Africa will shape the coming century
The long read: By the end of the century, Africa will be home to 40% of the world’s population – and nowhere is this breakneck-pace development happening faster than this 600-mile stretch between Abidjan and Lagos

Howard W French

27, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Françafrique is back: Macron’s visit to Cameroon signals Colonisation 2.0
The French president sees himself as a break from old colonial ways. But his visit to the despot Paul Biya tells a different story

Vava Tampa

26, Jul, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Mother and Son review – moving immigrant drama goes from Ivory Coast to Paris
A son reflects on the struggles he faced with his brother and wayward mother after they moved to France from Africa, in a meditative coming-of-age story

Peter Bradshaw

27, May, 2022 @5:56 PM

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Cadbury faces fresh accusations of child labour on cocoa farms in Ghana
A new TV documentary alleges that children as young as 10 are using machetes to harvest pods

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

03, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Some people are freaked out’: how Laetitia Ky tackles abortion, sexism and race with her extraordinary hair
From vacuum cleaners to menstruation, the Ivory Coast artist and activist creates incredible sculptures with her hair to tackle taboos. She talks about how learning to love her natural hair taught her to love being a black woman – and western criticism of her work

Nesrine Malik

31, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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