Kenya’s KCB Group sees acquisition of NBK sealed by October

NAIROBI, May 16 (Reuters) – Kenya’s biggest lender by assets, KCB Group, expects to complete its acquisition of National Bank of Kenya by October, it said on Thursday. KCB, which

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Soccer-Iran appoint Wilmots as new coach – reports

May 16 (Reuters) – Belgian Marc Wilmots has been appointed coach of Iran on a three-year deal in place of Carlos Queiroz, local media has reported. The 50-year-old former Belgium

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UPDATE 2-ICCO director keeps 2018/19 global cocoa output forecast at 4.8 mln T

(Adds quotes about grindings, stocks) By Ange Aboa ABIDJAN, May 15 (Reuters) – A drop in Ghana’s cocoa production has not dented the International Cocoa Organization’s (ICCO) forecast for global

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Ivorian cocoa farmers hope for more rain to boost mid-crop

ABIDJAN, May 13 (Reuters) – Ivory Coast’s cocoa mid-crop could be reduced in quality and length if abundant rain fails to arrive this month, farmers said on Monday, as cocoa

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Ivory Coast 2019 cashew output seen falling 4 percent from 2018

ABIDJAN, May 9 (Reuters) – Ivory Coast 2019 cashew output is expected to drop to 730,000 tonnes from 761,000 tonnes last year, due to bad weather conditions, the head of

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Cambridge college removes suspected slave plantation bell from view

LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) – A college at the University of Cambridge has removed a bell from view over fears it came from a slave plantation, as one of Europe’s

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Ivory Coast rains boost cocoa crop after dry spell – farmers

ABIDJAN, May 6 (Reuters) – Rainfall increased over most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa-growing regions last week, farmers said on Monday, raising hopes for a recovery in growth after the mid-crop

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RPT-African countries hit by commodity slump must `re-calibrate’ debt-IMF Africa chief

(Repeats to additional clients; no change in text.) By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA, April 30 (Reuters) – African countries coping with low commodity prices must do more to re-balance investment and

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UPDATE 1-Cambridge University to study how it profited from Atlantic slavery

* UNESCO says 17 million Africans deported across Atlantic * Cambridge looks into financial gain, race-based thinking * Top universities examining past and source of wealth (Adds detail, context and

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African countries hit by commodity slump must `re-calibrate’ debt-IMF Africa chief

ABUJA, April 30 (Reuters) – African countries coping with low commodity prices must do more to re-balance investment and sustainable debt, and they should also ramp up tax collection, the

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Ivory Coast bans Olam rice imports for one year after spoilt shipment

ABIDJAN, April 30 (Reuters) – Ivory Coast banned rice imports from Singapore-based commodity trader Olam International for one year after destroying an 18,000-tonne shipment of “spoilt” rice, the commerce ministry

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Soccer-Lazio escape immediate stadium ban over racial insults

MILAN, April 29 (Reuters) – Lazio have escaped an immediate stadium closure after their travelling fans racially insulted two AC Milan players during last week’s Coppa Italia semi-final, second leg

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Soccer-Man Utd’s Bailly to miss Africa Cup of Nations with knee injury

April 29 (Reuters) – Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will miss the final two Premier League games of the season and the Africa Cup of Nations after suffering a knee

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Ivory Coast dry weather could shorten cocoa mid-crop

ABIDJAN, April 29 (Reuters) – Below-average rain in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa regions last week could reduce the size and quality of the April-to-September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday.

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Ivory Coast to send 650 more troops to U.N.’s Mali mission

ABIDJAN, April 26 (Reuters) – Ivory Coast will more than quadruple its troop presence in the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Mali to 800, President Alassane Ouattara said on

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Ivory Coast bank assets rise 15 pct in 2018

ABIDJAN, April 25 (Reuters) – Ivory Coast’s banking assets reached 12.76 trillion CFA francs($21.84 billion) by the end of 2018, up 15 percent from a year before due to strong

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Societe Generale’s Ivory Coast unit 2018 net profit up 6 pct

ABIDJAN, April 25 (Reuters) – The Ivorian arm of French bank Societe Generale made a net profit of 42 billion CFA francs ($72 million) in 2018, up 6 percent from

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Ivory Coast 2019/20 cotton output forecast to rise 16 pct

ABIDJAN, April 24 (Reuters) – Ivory Coast cotton output for the 2019/20 season is forecast to be 500,000 tonnes, up from about 430,000 tonnes the previous season, the cotton ginners

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Morocco trains foreign students in its practice of moderate Islam

RABAT, April 23 (Reuters) – Naminata Koulibaly, 30, receives training in a Moroccan Muslim teaching institute, founded by King Mohammed VI in 2015, and hopes to return to her home

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Ivorian cocoa farmers fear lack of rain could impact mid-crop

ABIDJAN, April 23 (Reuters) – Below-average rainfall in Ivory Coast last week could affect cocoa production, farmers said on Tuesday, as good soil moisture content mitigated the impact of dry

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Soccer-Palace have no intention of selling ‘happy’ Zaha, says Hodgson

April 22 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace are confident their talismanic winger Wilfried Zaha will spend many more seasons at the Premier League club despite expressing his desire to play in

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UPDATE 1-Help each other, pope tells prisoners at foot washing rite

(Adds quote) By Philip Pullella ROME, April 18 (Reuters) – Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun

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Pope washes feet of prisoners at Holy Thursday service

ROME, April 18 (Reuters) – Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or

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Ivanka Trump promotes businesswomen after Ivory Coast cocoa farm visit

ABIDJAN, April 17 (Reuters) – Ivanka Trump vowed support for initiatives to promote women in business on Wednesday, after visiting an Ivorian cocoa farm on the second leg of her

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UPDATE 2-Kenya’s NIC Group shareholders back merger with CBA

(Adds details) By Omar Mohammed NAIROBI, April 17 (Reuters) – NIC Group’s shareholders have approved its merger with the Commercial Bank of Africa, the company said on Wednesday, paving the

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Kenya’s NIC Group shareholders approve merger with CBA

NAIROBI, April 17 (Reuters) – NIC Group’s shareholders have approved its merger with the Commercial Bank of Africa, the company said on Wednesday, paving the way for the two companies

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Ghana sells 380,000 T of 2019/20 cocoa export contracts by mid-April -sources

ACCRA, April 16 (Reuters) – * Ghana’s cocoa marketing company has sold around 380,000 tonnes of export contracts for the 2019/20 season, sources there and at the industry’s regulator Cocobod

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Soccer-Six fined after Milan-Lazio brawl, no action in shirt-swapping row

MILAN, April 16 (Reuters) – Serie A’s disciplinary tribunal says will not take any action against two AC Milan players who paraded an opponent’s shirt in front of their fans

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Ivanka Trump backs women’s land rights on Africa trip

ADDIS ABABA, April 15 (Reuters) – Ivanka Trump said she would campaign for women’s right to own and inherit land in Africa as she visited Ethiopia on Monday to promote

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Ivory Coast rains set to improve mid-crop cocoa quality – farmers

ABIDJAN, April 15 (Reuters) – Mixed rains fell over Ivory Coast’s cocoa-growing regions last week, farmers said on Monday, with more showers needed in some areas to boost the April-to-September

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Ivory Coast 2018 gold output falls 3.5 pct due to strikes

ABIDJAN, April 10 (Reuters) – * Gold production in Ivory Coast dropped to 24.5 tonnes last year from 25.4 tonnes in 2017, in part due to strikes at the Tongon

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IMF cuts Sub-Saharan Africa’s 2019 growth forecast to 3.5 percent

NAIROBI, April 10 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund cut its 2019 economic growth projection for sub-Saharan Africa this year to 3.5 percent, from 3.8 percent set last October, hot

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Ivory Coast rains to boost cocoa mid-crop, winds raise concern

ABIDJAN, April 8 (Reuters) – Above-average rainfall last week in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa regions should boost the April-September mid-crop but strong winds are worrying, farmers said on Monday,

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UPDATE 1-Sub-Saharan economic growth recovery to take longer – World Bank

(Adds details on debt) By Omar Mohammed NAIROBI, April 8 (Reuters) – The World Bank has cut its growth forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa this year to 2.8 percent from an

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UPDATE 2-Soccer-Juve’s Kean says his goal celebration was best response to abuse

(Updates with Bonucci Instagram post) April 3 (Reuters) – Juventus forward Moise Kean has stood by his goal celebration, saying it was the best way to answer racism, after some

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