Ivory Coast

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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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People of colour fleeing Ukraine attacked by Polish nationalists
Non-white refugees face violence and racist abuse in Przemyśl, as police warn of fake reports of ‘migrants committing crimes’

Lorenzo Tondo in Przemyśl and Emmanuel Akinwotu

02, Mar, 2022 @4:59 PM

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Outrage after Ivory Coast TV presenter asks guest to simulate rape
Host Yves de Mbella, who has been suspended, apologises for shocking viewers while ‘trying to raise awareness’

Guardian staff with agencies

01, Sep, 2021 @1:09 AM

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Night of the Kings review – Ivory Coast prison drama escapes into magical realism
This imaginative and unique Ivorian tale blends modern-day thriller dynamics with older storytelling traditions

Steve Rose

20, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Burkina Faso ex-president Compaoré to face trial over Thomas Sankara murder
Exile is to be tried in absentia alongside 13 others for complicity in murder

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

13, Apr, 2021 @5:18 PM

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Mars, Nestlé and Hershey to face child slavery lawsuit in US
Chocolate companies are among the defendants named in a lawsuit brought by former child workers in Ivory Coast

Oliver Balch

12, Feb, 2021 @10:31 PM

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'What a spectacle!': US adversaries revel in post-election chaos
From Iran to Venezuela to Russia, once-chided national leaders enjoy the sight of US democracy in action

Andrew Roth in Moscow and Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

06, Nov, 2020 @2:33 PM

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Ivory Coast president wins third term after opposition boycotts ‘sham’ election
Rivals condemned Alassane Ouattara’s bid as illegal and urged supporters to stay home

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

03, Nov, 2020 @12:13 PM

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Chocolate industry slammed for failure to crack down on child labour
Children as young as five still exposed to hazardous work in countries including Ghana and Ivory Coast, report reveals

Oliver Balch

20, Oct, 2020 @12:42 PM

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Joana Choumali: 'I set my imagination free on the photographs'
The prize-winning Ivorian photographer captures the energy of dawn in images shot in African cities then embroidered

Sean O’Hagan

10, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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