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Vol 39 No 12

Published 12th June 1998

Côte d'Ivoire

Cotton reel

The World Bank drive to privatise cotton is causing cross-border problems. Soon Côte d'Ivoire must choose from three bidders for Compagnie Ivoirienne de Développement du Textile. Mali’ s Compagnie Malienne pour le Développement des Textiles, known as ‘the state within the state’ and source of half Mali's exports, fears it’ s next.

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