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Oil climbs after Iran’s president dies, Saudi flags issue with king’s health

By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Oil prices extended gains on Monday amid political uncertainty in major producing countries after Iran’s president died in a helicopter crash and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince cancelled a trip to Japan, citing issues with the king’s health. Brent gained 41 cents, or 0.5%, to $84.39 a barrel by 0632 GMT, …

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S.Africa’s top poultry producer flags bird flu risk amid vaccine delays

(Reuters) – South Africa remains at risk of bird flu due to delays in the roll-out of a broad vaccination programme, the country’s largest chicken producer, Astral Foods, said on Monday. Last year, South Africa lost 9.5 million chickens, about a third of its national flock, during its worst outbreak of high-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), …

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Ivory Coast’s cocoa regulator suspends cooperatives for hoarding beans, sources say

By Ange Aboa ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast’s Coffee and Cocoa Council (CCC) has suspended around 40 cooperatives they suspect were illegally hoarding cocoa beans in order to sell them at a higher price to exporters struggling to fulfil their contracts, two sources at the regulator said on Friday. Exporters, who have been short of …

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Mali signs agreement with China’s Ganfeng to operate Goulamina lithium mine

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Mali has signed an agreement with China’s Ganfeng Lithium to operate the Goulamina lithium mine and increase its share in the project in accordance with a new mining code, the West African country’s economy ministry said in a statement. The mining code, adopted last year, allows the military-led government to increase its …

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