Sudanese demonstrators on Thursday rolled out a banner honoring fallen protesters over a square where ousted president Omar al-Bashir held a large rally in his final months in power, a symbolic move that left some in tears.
* Ivory Coast's Coffee and
Cocoa Council (CCC) has sold 1.6 million tonnes of cocoa export
contracts by July 12 for the 2019/20 season, which begins in
October, two sources at the industry regulator said on Thursday.
* Forward sales will now be halted because of uncertainty about
the size of the next crop, the source said. Ivory Coast had sold
1.7 million tonnes of cocoa by the end of September last year.
* Ivory Coast is expected to produce 2.2 million tonnes of coc
South Africa and Australia ramp up their World Cup preparations when they clash in their opening game of the shortened Rugby Championship season at Ellis Park on Saturday, for which both sides have made surprise selections.
A fishmonger who died of Ebola this week probably carried the virus from Congo into both Rwanda and Uganda, the World Health Organization said, as health workers struggled to track down people she could have infected.
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