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    1. June 16, 2016

      Law firm breached duty of care to victims of toxic waste spill

      A UK law firm known for human rights cases breached its duty of care to victims of a toxic-waste spill in the Ivory...

    2. June 1, 2016

      How to avoid high-tech ‘crash and burn’ ghost towns

      Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast is a city with roads wide enough for jumbo jets to land on, a vast presidential palace and...

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    1. The Future of Cities

      Cities in the 21st century are the engines of economic growth and provide employment a...
    2. Investing in Ivory Coast

      Ivory Coast’s economy is one of the fastest-growing in Africa and investors are flocki...
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    1. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Randgold bullish on gold as profits grow

      Randgold Resources has posted a 19 per cent increase in first quarter profits having described 2015 as “one of the best...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      April 11, 2016

      The Mendes-France Baule Mask

      A Christie’s employee holds ‘The Mendes-France Baule Mask’ from Ivory Coast at Christies’s auction rooms in London. It...

    3. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2016

      We need more and better coordinated action to stem the roots of terror and forced migration

      From the horrifying scenes in Ivory Coast, Mali and Brussels to the tragic refugee crisis in Lebanon and on Europe’s...

    4. April 7, 2016

      African GDP growth sliding towards 17-year low

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa could lag behind that of the world as a whole this year for the first time since...

    5. March 14, 2016

      Al-Qaeda Africa affiliate reasserts threat with Ivory Coast attack

      Al-Qaeda’s north African affiliate, based in the vast expanse of the Sahara, is shaking security in west Africa with...

    6. March 13, 2016

      Al Qaeda kills 16 in Ivory Coast attack

      Gunmen from the North African branch of Al Qaeda killed 16 people, including four Europeans, at a beach resort town in...

    7. November 9, 2015

      Barry Callebaut snaps up Ghanaian cocoa purchaser Nyonkopa

      The race to secure direct supply routes of cocoa intensified after Barry Callebaut, a leading processor and wholesale...

    8. October 27, 2015

      Ivory Coast’s incumbent president on course for election win

      Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast’s incumbent president, was heading towards election victory on Tuesday after a weekend...

    9. October 27, 2015

      African growth feels the strain from China’s slowdown

      A collapse in commodity prices, emerging market volatility and the slowdown in China mean that sub-Saharan Africa is...

    10. September 29, 2015

      Ivory Coast move alarms commodity traders

      A leading French commodities trading firm has been dropped as an approved cocoa exporter by Ivory Coast, the world’s...

    11. September 27, 2015

      Ivory Coast government makes effort to develop potential of gold

      Sheltered from the tropical sun, laid out metre by metre in metal racks, the rock samples from Amara Mining’s gold...

    12. September 27, 2015

      Interview: Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast president

      President Alassane Ouattara sees transformative potential in Ivory Coast’s economic comeback — not just for his...

    13. September 27, 2015

      Belief in potential helps draw investors to Ivory Coast

      On a recent morning in Abidjan, the government’s “one-stop shop” for businesspeople seeking to set up companies and...

    14. September 27, 2015

      English is attractive option for the ambitious in Ivory Coast

      It is a Saturday in September, just before the start of a new year of study, and expectation is in the air at the...

    15. September 27, 2015

      Abidjan deserves to be back in the world’s guidebooks

      First-time visitors to Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan these days often remark that it is hard to believe the...

    16. September 27, 2015

      Coming years will be critical test of Ivory Coast’s focus

      La Côte d’Ivoire Avance is the motto splashed on calendars in offices in the presidential palace in Abidjan. It is a...

    17. September 27, 2015

      Ivory Coast aims to harvest more value from farmed goods

      Cashews could hold the key to Ivory Coast’s agricultural future. The country wants to gain greater value from the vast...

    18. September 27, 2015

      Benefits of Ivory Coast’s economic recovery must be shared

      When I first started flying to Abidjan in 1990 it was the go-to place in west Africa, the capital of a stable country...

    19. September 27, 2015

      Ivory Coast’s power generation leaves neighbours in the shade

      Ghana suffered an agonising penalty shootout loss to Ivory Coast in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations football, but...

    20. September 24, 2015

      EM debt sale plans revived as Fed holds

      Governments in some of the world’s poorest countries are rushing to sell billions of dollars of debt as the US Federal...

    21. September 22, 2015

      Africa weather prompts cocoa supply fears

      Unseasonal weather in west Africa, which produces almost three-quarters of global cocoa supplies, is threatening to...

    22. September 14, 2015

      Ivory Coast head says strong economy lifts hopes of peaceful poll

      Strong growth in francophone Africa’s largest economy will ease tensions that have in the past boiled over into war and...

    23. August 14, 2015

      Glencore sells assets as downturn bites

      Glencore sold a trio of mining assets for $290m, extending its retreat from unwanted projects and continuing a trend...

    24. July 24, 2015

      ‘I opened my first restaurant three months after a war ended’

      Growing up in Abidjan, the biggest city in Ivory Coast, I was secretly curious about cooking. But I was a rebellious...

    25. July 20, 2015

      La Croisette, Abidjan

      Where Rue Botreau-Roussel WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Espresso 2,000 CFA ($3.30) Open Mon-Fri 12-3.30; (and Sat) 6pm-12am...

    26. July 17, 2015

      Ivory Coast’s micro-entrepreneurs excluded from a booming economy

      In African cities such as Lagos and Accra, striving entrepreneurs and shrewd young professionals head to one of a...

    27. July 16, 2015

      Ivory Coast president’s stepson defends cocoa export role

      The stepson of the president of Ivory Coast has defended his role as the biggest domestic cocoa exporter in the world’s...

    28. July 5, 2015

      Decade of conflict casts long shadow in Ivory Coast

      Cocoa plantations and rice paddies spread out from the town of Duékoué, which sits in the shadow of sloping mossy green...

    29. July 2, 2015

      Buzzing Abidjan puts Ivory Coast on road to revival

      Abidjan, the commercial capital of Ivory Coast, buzzes with the energy of a country in a hurry to make up for lost...

    30. June 29, 2015

      Cocoa sector hits at new rules on Ivory Coast export contracts

      Recent changes to cocoa export policy in the world’s leading producer, Ivory Coast, have favoured the stepson of...

    31. June 19, 2015

      The Diary: Maggie Fick

      My French has grown rusty over the seven years that I have spent away from Francophone west Africa. For example, when a...

    32. June 16, 2015

      Sub-Saharan Africa debt boom comes to an end

      A credit boom in sub-Saharan Africa that has fuelled an expansion in infrastructure projects across the region is...

    33. May 12, 2015

      Frontier investor Mohammed Hanif: bored by ‘normal’ markets

      Every time Mohammed Hanif finds himself in Heathrow Terminal 3, he steadies his eyes on the floor outside WH Smith....

    34. April 23, 2015

      Tullow braced for tribunal’s ruling over key Ghana oil block

      Tullow Oil, the UK exploration and production company, is braced for a crucial decision on Saturday over an oil block...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2015

      Guest post: Zanzibar and Tanzania vie over oil reserves

      By Angela Mndolwa and Shah Jahan Khandokar, Norton Rose Fulbright Huge natural gas discoveries in East Africa,...

    36. February 26, 2015

      Ghana reaches $1bn deal with IMF

      Ghana has reached a long-awaited $1bn agreement with the International Monetary Fund to shore up an economy hit by...

    37. February 25, 2015

      Ivory Coast sells $1bn bond in African debt test

      Ivory Coast has issued a $1bn bond with a staggered repayment schedule at a yield of 6.625 per cent — below that of...

    38. February 18, 2015

      Sub-Saharan nations line up to sell bonds

      Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to continue last year’s credit binge in spite of repeated warnings about the possible dire...

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