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  1. beyondbrics

    October 11, 2013

    Ivory Coast: back on the bond route

    Less than three years since civil war erupted in Ivory Coast it’s back to business as usual. Growth rates are now among the...

  2. November 26, 2012

    Cocoa prices break mould of volatility

    Cocoa has long been a commodity market known for its large swings. Prices have often rallied, only to plunge soon afterwards...

  1. November 22, 2012

    ICC seeks to arrest Gbagbo’s wife

    The International Criminal Court has made public an arrest warrant for Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former Ivory Coast...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 8, 2012

    Further reading: meet the new boys

    Wednesday’s picks from the BB team: India’s new finance minister has been given a warm reception but he faces a tough job;...

  3. August 7, 2012

    Ivory Coast’s Ouattara plans to rebuild

    Little more than a year ago, Alassane Ouattara was under siege in a luxury hotel in Abidjan as Laurent Gbagbo, the loser of...

  4. June 10, 2012

    Liberia seals Ivory Coast border

    Liberia closed its border with Ivory Coast on Saturday but did not confirm claims by Abidjan that gunmen who killed seven UN...

  5. May 4, 2012

    Ivorian uncertainty weighs on cocoa industry

    As the leading cocoa traders, buyers, producers and confectioners sit down for their triennial bash at London’s Grosvenor...

  6. beyondbrics

    May 3, 2012

    Randgold: no crisis here

    Crisis? What crisis? African gold miner Randgold Resources shrugged off concerns over the political situation following the...

  7. April 27, 2012

    Guinea-Bissau junta given ultimatum

    West African leaders have told the military junta in Guinea-Bissau it will face sanctions unless it accepts the deployment...

  8. April 2, 2012

    Cocoa group forecasts price floor of £1,400

    Cocoa group Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest producer of chocolate products, has forecast a price floor of £1,400 a...

  9. April 2, 2012

    African bloc imposes sanctions on Mali

    West African states have imposed wide-ranging sanctions on Mali’s junta and closed the landlocked country’s borders...

  10. March 27, 2012

    Leaders say ‘all options’ open on Mali

    ABIDJAN/BAMAKO, March 27 – A group of west African heads of state will visit Mali in the next 48 hours to persuade the...

  11. March 22, 2012

    ICCO eyes move to cocoa production hub

    The International Cocoa Organization, the intergovernmental group representing the commodity’s leading producers and...

  12. January 31, 2012

    Cocoa traders shun Ivory Coast auction

    The world’s largest cocoa traders have boycotted the Ivory Coast government’s first cocoa auction, a move that raised...

  13. December 4, 2011

    Fears of poll fraud threaten DRC

    Not for the first time in recent history, Africa is playing host to an explosive election fiasco. Polls in Kenya in 2007,...

  14. November 30, 2011

    Former Ivory Coast president handed to The Hague

    Laurent Gbagbo, former president of the Ivory Coast, was handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague early...

  15. November 29, 2011

    Ivory Coast's Gbagbo served with warrant

    Former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo has been served with an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court,...

  16. November 28, 2011

    Ivory Coast problems cut Randgold’s targets

    Strike action, power supply interruptions and the failure of crushing equipment at a mine officially opened by the president...

  17. April 13, 2011

    Gaddafi must face the music

    Peace versus Justice; it is an old question for prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and one they are hearing all...

  18. April 13, 2011

    Ouattara faces fight to restore order

    Reports of violent reprisals in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan are casting doubt on whether Alassane Ouattara, its...

  19. April 12, 2011

    Saving Ivory Coast

    November’s presidential election in Ivory Coast was meant to heal the wounds left by the civil war that ravaged the country...

  20. April 12, 2011

    Ouattara faces task of uniting Ivory Coast

    Alassane Ouattara has seen the back of his rival for Ivory Coast’s presidency, bringing to a close a four-month power...

  21. April 12, 2011

    Gbagbo: from democrat to autocrat

    Laurent Gbagbo, 65, has never stopped being a historian. His final disastrous months in office may have partly been the...

  22. April 12, 2011

    France seeks exit from former colony

    France is hoping to withdraw troops from Ivory Coast in the next few days as it seeks to distance itself from the political...

  23. April 12, 2011

    Ouattara calls for help to restore security

    Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast’s president-elect, has asked for French and UN assistance to restore security a day after the...

  24. April 11, 2011

    Exuberance over Gbagbo fall may not last

    Ivory Coast’s captured president was wide-eyed as he towelled off sweat in a hotel room, changing from a dark tie-dyed...

  25. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2011

    Gbagbo seized by Ivory Coast opposition

    Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s recalcitrant former president, has been seized by opposition forces after an all-out assault...

  26. April 11, 2011

    Gbagbo seized by Ivory Coast opposition

    A screen grab from television footage of Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s defeated president, shortly after he was captured in...

  27. April 8, 2011

    Contradictions of French militarism hard to ignore

    Jacques Chirac, the former French president who opposed the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, once said that “war always means...

  28. April 7, 2011

    Ouattara assault on Gbagbo palace continues

    Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast’s president-elect, called for an end to European Union sanctions and a return to normality as...

  29. April 6, 2011

    Beware the void under tyranny

    With fighting near the end between the armies of two presidential aspirants in Ivory Coast, that country is at the bottom of...

  30. April 6, 2011

    Land and farm reforms await Ouattara

    Trade in the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of cocoa held up by the conflict in Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest producer...

  31. April 6, 2011

    Gbagbo rejects all talk of surrender

    Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s besieged president, clung to the vestiges of power on Wednesday as rival forces attempted to...

  32. April 5, 2011

    Ouattara must show he is no French stooge

    If Laurent Gbagbo had been on better terms with Paris he might have strolled safely into exile along the underground tunnel...

  33. FT Alphaville

    April 5, 2011

    Life after Gbagbo: a view from the bonds

    Or, an interesting walk on the wild side in political risk. It was generally a bad day to be Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday. His...

  34. April 4, 2011

    Isolated Gbagbo negotiates his exit

    Pro-Ouattara fighters prepare for the final assault on Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Gbagbo, the reluctant...

  35. The World

    April 3, 2011

    Ivory Coast and intervention

    How many civil wars and massacres can the world deal with, at one time? The situation in Ivory Coast now threatens to rival...

  36. April 3, 2011

    France bolsters Ivory Coast presence

    France bolstered its military presence in Ivory Coast on Sunday and took over the country’s main airport as forces loyal to...

  37. April 1, 2011

    Q&A: Explaining the Ivory Coast chaos

    How did UN-supervised elections result in such a mess? Ivory Coast’s elections were delayed by more than five years, as...

  38. April 1, 2011

    Urbane economist nears pinnacle of power

    Armed with a convincing claim to legitimacy after winning last November’s polls, and backed by armed groups, Alassane...

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