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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

With Ebola held at bay, Ivorian cocoa harvest begins

Although Côte d’Ivoire’s proximity to countries affected by Ebola puts it at risk, the precautionary measures already taken will likely head off any significant outbreak and insulate the cocoa industry from disruption.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Pressure mounts on Ghana’s government to address imbalances

Deteriorating twin deficits have put pressure on the government to adopt austerity measures. But risks of social unrest and reduced FDI may force authorities to moderate their rebalancing efforts. Although