Dr. Jeslyn Lemke is a journalist and assistant professor of journalism at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Her research and coverage area often involves francophone West Africa. She recently spent December and January 2018 reporting in Ivory Coast, West Africa.
Latest posts by Jeslyn Lemke
In the sprawling markets of Côte d'Ivoire, red palm oil is sold in open-air stands in recycled plastic bottles by women. The original red palm tree originates in West Africa.
An Ivorian woman makes cocoa butter to sell to soap makers, using chocolate scraps from Cote d'Ivoire's booming cocoa bean industry, the largest in the world.