November 6, 2019 / 12:43 PM / 6 days ago

Ivory Coast petroleum ministry announces tenders for five offshore blocks

CAPE TOWN, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast’s petroleum ministry announced tenders for five offshore oil blocks during a presentation at the Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast, Francophone Africa’s biggest economy, is seeking to develop it long-neglected oil sector to diversify sources of growth beyond cash crops like cocoa that currently dominate its exports. (Reporting by Noah Browning Editing by Tim Cocks)

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