ABIDJAN, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Light showers in some of Ivory
Coast's cocoa regions last week are likely to have boosted the
April-to-September mid-crop, while heavier rain is needed
elsewhere, farmers told Reuters on Monday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Libya will face a "catastrophic situation" unless foreign powers put pressure on eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar to lift a blockade of oilfields that has cut output to almost zero, the country's internationally recognised premier said on Monday.
UYO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Michael Sunday is delighted, if a little stunned, as he admires his new right hand: a silicone glove-like prosthetic meant to help him return to normal life after he lost three fingers in a car accident a year ago.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara and Libya's internationally recognised government signed a maritime delimitation agreement last year, according to broadcaster NTV.
HARARE (Reuters) - In a backyard in Zimbabwe's capital, a 50-year-old mother of two is using hydroponics to grow vegetables for some of Harare's top restaurants, defying drought and an economic crisis that have left millions needing food aid.
MILAN (Reuters) - The leader of Italy's right-wing League party, Matteo Salvini, has defiantly asked to be put on trial over his handling of migrants at sea last year when he was interior minister in the previous government.
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday that comes days before his country will leave the European Union.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to shore up a shaky truce in Libya, but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar that could cripple the country's crude production.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Countries struggled at an international peace summit for Libya struggled on Sunday to draw eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar back into diplomacy, days after he quit talks and more than half of Libya's oil output was shut in areas he controls.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether oil ports in the east of the country that were closed on Friday would be reopened in a few days.
LISBON (Reuters) - Citing freedom of expression, a Lisbon court has ruled against Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of Angola's former president, who had demanded the removal of several tweets by a long-time Portuguese critic accusing her of money-laundering.
BISSAU (Reuters) - The outcome of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.