Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world's leading cocoa producers, want to introduce a new minimum price for the product. For the two countries the business is very important as hundreds of thousands of people live from it — but not well.
It has become increasingly common for Mexico City's taquerias to serve fake guacamole in their tacos. The guacamole no longer has any avocado. High demand, measly harvests, and US and Mexican drug cartels are to blame.
The world's fastest-growing economy is located in Africa: Ghana's economic strength is expected to soar in 2019. Many other African countries lag far behind, the IMF found. What's the secret behind Ghana's success?
Khat is a thriving business in Ethiopia. The country is the world's biggest exporter for the amphetamine-like leaf. Despite health risks, trade is so lucrative that it is unlikely to slow down any time soon.
Some conservation groups argue if done sustainably the use of snakes, crocodiles and other exotic animals can help protect species. But given monitoring and animal welfare issues, can their use ever be justified?
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