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The Ivory Coast is a Third World African Country. Bordering countries are Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Mali. [1]

They held elections in the Ivory Coast but the loser wouldn't stand down till the military forced him out of office. Another source says the Ivory Coast is politically one of the most repressive regimes in the World though some others like North Korea are even worse. The Ivory Coast is the world's leading chocolate producer but there is large scale unpaid Child labor by Children bought and sold as Slaves and forced to work. [2] [3] [4]

If you want to eat chocolate and feel confident about how it's produced you can buy Fair Trade chocolate and look for the Fair Trade logo. In the UK you can get fairly traded chocolate from ordinary shops. Where ever you are you can buy it Online. [5][6]


  1. Côte d'Ivoire
  2. Countries of the Third World
  3. Ivory Coast profile
  4. Bloody Valentine: Child Slavery in Ivory Coast's Cocoa Fields
  5. Buying Fairtrade chocolate makes a huge difference to the lives of cocoa farmers and their families around the world
  6. Chocolate is one of the world’s favourite foods but growing cocoa is a hard task.