800,000 Ivory Coast farmers depend on cocoa cultivation for their livelihoods. But dry conditions have spawned a plague of caterpillars. They've practically destroyed this year's harvest
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The election pitted two formally allied parties against each other. The dueling claims of victory came as early provisional results were released. Turnout was low due to recent violence.
Polls have closed in parliamentary elections in Ivory Coast, where two former presidents are seeking to keep the allies of the current leader, Alassane Ouattara, from claiming "absolute power."
Practically everyone loves chocolate. And yet, child labor remains a problem in cocoa farming. For years, the chocolate industry has promised to end the practice, but a new study shows it has actually increased.
Ghana has announced an increase of the guaranteed the cocoa price it pays to farmers by 28% per ton for the new growing season. It's the West African nation's latest attempt to improve the livelihoods of its farmers.
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