Ivory Coast's main cocoa-growing regions benefited from abundant rainfall and sunshine last week, while higher temperatures began to stem the ... threat posed by recent outbreaks of fungal black pod disease, farmers said.
Overall, in Africa, post-conflict countries are trying hard to deliver peace dividends – jobs, peace, freedom, democracy and rule of law. The ... transition from peacekeeping to peacebuilding is not easy but the continent is making great strides regarding the economy, improving good governance and building trust. With peace-building, Africa may have found the right formula for rooting out conflicts.
Two years in, President Ouattara's economic transformation is starting to show on tickers, charts and engineers' blueprints, but the daily reality ... for many remains unemployment and rising prices. Though the president has asked for more time, local elections show patience may be wearing thin, while steps to reconciliation have also faltered.