Category Archives: Cote d’Ivoire / Commodities – Cocoa traders ready to pay Gbagbo

Former president Laurent Gbagbo has demanded taxes be paid on cocoa exports by the end of the month threatening confiscation of $1.3bn worth of crops. In an effort to remove Gbagbo, who has held on to power after losing elections late … Continue reading

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Gbagbo’s intransigence pushing Cote d’Ivoire toward civil war

BBC News – Ivory Coast: parts of Abidjan resemble war zone – UN.

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Cote d’Ivoire: President Past

What global impact, other than more expensive chocolate bars, does the presidential standoff in Cote d’Ivoire pose? My impression is that Gbagbo represents the old status quo in African politics – think Mugabe – where leaders are perfectly willing to … Continue reading

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