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    1. January 15, 2015

      Ousted Ecobank CEO awarded $15m damages

      Thierry Tanoh, the ousted former chief executive of Ecobank Transnational, has been awarded $15m in damages by a court in...

    2. December 1, 2014

      Ivory Coast set to lead cocoa processing

      Ivory Coast is set to become the world’s largest cocoa processor, overtaking the Netherlands as the African state seeks to...

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    1. November 9, 2014

      United Cacao Aim listing to answer rising demand

      The first listing of a cocoa plantation-owner on Aim, London’s junior market, is set to happen next month, underlining how...

    2. October 31, 2014

      Orrick gets into spat with Ivory Coast bar association

      An embarrassing spat has broken out between Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, the international law firm, and the local bar...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      October 24, 2014

      Avoiding Ebola in Ivory Coast

      Issouf Sanogo/AFP Ivorian schoolchildren wait in line to wash their hands in a primary school in Bouake. The Ivory Coast,...

    4. October 19, 2014

      Orrick to open first African office in Ivory Coast

      With the world’s scrutiny trained on west Africa as the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak, now might not seem the most...

    5. October 17, 2014

      Latin American plantations - the future for chocolate?

      Forecasts that the Ebola outbreak in west Africa could lead to a $32.6bn economic hit for the region if the disease is not...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2014

      African local bonds – an untapped opportunity?

      African dollar bonds are increasingly gaining mainstream acceptance as the continent’s brisk economic growth and low...

    7. October 14, 2014

      WHO predicts Ebola cases in west Africa will soar up to tenfold

      The Ebola epidemic in west Africa is set to reach a peak of between 5,000 and 10,000 cases a week by early December – up to...

    8. September 29, 2014

      Cocoa traders fear Ebola outbreak in Ivory Coast

      The human toll from the latest Ebola outbreak has been unprecedented, with a record number of people affected and new cases...

    9. September 19, 2014

      Cocoa market hit by Ebola fear factor

      The Ebola fear factor has hit the cocoa market. The spread between near-term and later-dated futures contracts has...

    10. September 11, 2014

      Sub-Saharan Africa debt sales hit record high

      Sub-Saharan Africa sovereign bond issuance has hit a record, with the return of Ghana to international capital markets in...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      September 4, 2014

      Art attack on Ebola

      Sia Kambou/AFP Visual artists gather during a rally against the Ebola virus which has been effecting neighboring countries...

    12. August 25, 2014

      The aid needed to stop Ebola’s spread

      Panic and hysteria have become the worst enemies of the health workers struggling bravely in Sierra Leone, Liberia and...

    13. August 24, 2014

      London doctors prepare for Ebola patient as crisis worsens in west Africa

      Medics at a London hospital were preparing on Sunday to treat a British healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra...

    14. August 22, 2014

      Cordon sanitaire tightens around west African states to beat Ebola

      The dystopian vision conjured up in Hollywood scare movies such as Outbreak and Contagion is creeping closer to reality as...

    15. August 11, 2014

      Ivory Coast adds to rising flow of debt from ‘frontier markets’

      When the Ivory Coast set out to raise millions of dollars in a new government bond this year, the west African nation had an...

    16. July 23, 2014

      Senegal bond sale raises $500m

      Senegal’s return to sovereign bond markets attracted strong investor interest, with the west African nation receiving offers...

    17. July 16, 2014

      Strong demand for Ivory Coast bond

      Ivory Coast has attracted almost $5bn of orders in its return to bond markets just three years after default, in the latest...

    18. July 14, 2014

      Senegal follows Ivory Coast on bond sales trail

      Senegal is meeting with investors in the US and Europe this week to pitch a new $500m government bond, days after the Ivory...

    19. July 11, 2014

      ICE at pains to take cotton global

      Almost monthly, commodity exchanges announce plans for a new futures contract. Not all of them work. Some take forever to...

    20. June 29, 2014

      Rothschild fund turns focus to Africa

      Edmond de Rothschild has amassed $530m for its first private equity fund focusing on deals in Africa, in the latest sign of...

    21. June 23, 2014

      Cocoa deficit puts the squeeze on chocolate bars

      Chocoholics have suspected it for years but now it is official. Welcome to the era of the shrinking chocolate bar. At the...

    22. beyondbrics

      June 19, 2014

      Colombia's GDP: goal!

      Colombia’s GDP data for the first quarter of 2014 came earlier than expected on Thursday morning, as if to be sure to avoid...

    23. June 19, 2014

      Cocoa prices up to near 3-year highs

      Chocoholics weep. Cocoa prices have jumped to near three-year highs on the back of voracious demand for chocolate across...

    24. June 19, 2014

      Ivory Coast cocoa reforms leave bittersweet taste

      In the past 15 years, the World Bank has been involved in not one but two shake-ups of the way Ivory Coast runs its vital...

    25. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2014

      Which will it be: football, or the economy?

      For Ghana, which is battling a massive fiscal crisis, the answer is football. The government has ordered one of the...

    26. beyondbrics

      June 9, 2014

      Africa the big prize for Abraaj private equity group

      After a deal-making spree in Africa in 2013 that included investments in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya, private equity...

    27. beyondbrics

      May 29, 2014

      [video] Ivory Coast PM eyes July bond issue

      Ivory Coast prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan expects a sovereign bond planned by his country to come to market in July....

    28. May 21, 2014

      Ivory Coast and Ecuador to return to bond markets

      Two frontier countries with a chequered history of debt defaults are returning to sovereign bond markets just five years...

    29. May 18, 2014

      Ivory Coast bounces back after 11 years of conflict

      When Amadou Oumarou left Ivory Coast at the start of the country’s civil war, he prepared for a short absence. “We thought:...

    30. beyondbrics

      March 28, 2014

      Consumers, Nigeria are focus for Africa PE funds

      South Africa, the African continent’s largest economy, had better take note. West Africa, an area that includes Nigeria, has...

    31. March 17, 2014

      Cotton origins picked for world futures contract

      Cotton grown on five continents will underpin a new futures market for the fibre as the US loses its central role as a...

    32. March 16, 2014

      Africa hits a bump on the road to prosperity

      Data Lab: sub-Sahara African growth faces bumps in the road South of the Sahara, economies have flourished over the past...

    33. January 28, 2014

      Cocoa bulls in the ascendant as supply tightens

      As emerging markets join the worldwide chocoholics club, supplies of cocoa appear to be running short. Cocoa prices have...

    34. January 21, 2014

      African farming: Initiatives about to increase cocoa yields

      Elijah Owusu, from the village of Cashierkrom in western Ghana, says his life as a cocoa farmer is a lucrative one. But Mr...

    35. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2014

      Maritime piracy: better, in parts

      Maritime piracy has fallen to its lowest level for six years, according to figures released on Wednesday by the...

    36. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2014

      Murder in Venezuela: from bad to worse

      More tragic news from the frontline of Venezuela’s crime scene: the murder in front of their five year-old daughter of...

    37. beyondbrics

      November 28, 2013

      Morocco and eurobonds: just can’t get enough

      Last week it was a Moroccan bank issuing international bonds, and now it’s the government that has global investors in its...

    38. November 14, 2013

      Rokia Traoré, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

      For her latest album, Beautiful Africa , Rokia Traoré turned to the production skills of John Parish, best known for...

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