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Ivory Coast’s ‘devil’s milk’ at centre of US-China trade war

Africa’s largest exporter of rubber rocked after Trump’s tariffs on China, the largest manufacturer of rubber goods.

Rubber tree growers in Ivory Coast are emerging as the latest casualty of the trade war between the United States and China.

It is Africa’s leading exporter of the valuable commodity, which was historically called “devil’s milk” because of the brutal conflicts it fuelled.

 

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Ivory Coast’s Grand Lahou Forest.