15 Apr '11, 11pm

Ivory Coast recovers as cocoa exports, schools restart

Ivory Coast recovers as cocoa exports, schools restart

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Ivory Coast's slow recovery after four months of bloody political crisis gained pace Friday as Alassane Ouattara's victorious regime declared the resumption of schooling and cocoa exports. The mouthpiece of the West African state's new masters, Ouattara's TCI television, said classes would resume on April 26 and traders have begun to shift a 400,000 tonne backlog of cocoa that built up during the conflict. In peacetime, Ivory Coast was the world's largest exporter of cocoa and income from the crop will be key as Ouattara rebuilds the economy and state institutions after a near civil war that left more than 900 people dead. The former IMF official and long-time opposition figure took charge of the country on Monday, when his forces stormed the presidential palace in Abidjan and seized former strongman Laurent Gbagbo and his close family. Gbagbo had re...

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