Ivory Coast bans cocoa exports

Contested elections in Ivory Coast have left the country in a dangerous limbo between two presidential candidates, both of whom claim to have secured victory. The internationally backed Alassane Outtara, who remains confined to a hotel complex in Abidjan by his opponent, the former President, Laurent Ggabo, has today called for a ban on cocoa exports from the country. Cocoa is Ivory Coast’s main export and at some estimates brings the national economy in the region of 1bn annually. Outtara’s government currently has no practical means through which to implement the embargo and are instead calling upon producers and importing companies to accept the necessity of a ‘conscience’ ban.


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