IVORY COAST Issue dated 17/09/2020

Ouattara campaigns on cocoa price in Akan country

President Alassane Ouattara.
President Alassane Ouattara. ©Reuters
In his efforts to secure his re-election, the Ivorian president, who is due in Yamoussoukro next month, hopes to win over the Akan people, who are traditionally more inclined to vote for his rival Henri Konan Bédié, by subsidising the price of cocoa beans, the main crop in Akan counties. [...] (274 words)
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