The game of thrones and succession planning in Africa was jolted by the spectacle on 31 October of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaoré ... fleeing the mass street demonstrations in Ouagadougou on a French helicopter for exile in neighbouring Côte d'Ivoire.
Dry Harmattan winds descended on many of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions last week as the rains ended, causing farmers to express concern ... on Monday over the potential negative impact of the seasonal weather phenomenon.
Cocoa merchants in Ivory Coast have built up stocks of beans and are holding them back in order to profit from an expected increase in the government's ... price scale for the 2014/15 season, which opens at the beginning of next month, exporters and merchants say.
The figures for economic growth are putting some swagger in Côte d'Ivoire's stride, but business leaders and oppositionists say the hard work ... has not even begun. Big infrastructure projects are underway all over the country, although local companies are struggling to access credit.