Chinese language newspaper published and circulated in West Africa

The growing population of Chinese in Africa has been given credence with the publication and circulation in West Africa of a mandarin (Chinese language) newspaper.

The newspaper called ‘West Africa United Business Weekly’ is printed in Nigeria and circulated in other West African countries including Ghana.

The publishers have agents across the region, who distribute the publication to their citizens in these countries, the Ghana agent, who gave his name simply as George told

According to statistics published by China’s Xinhua news agency, there were at least 750,000 Chinese people in Africa in August 2007, of which 8,540 were working in state-owned companies in Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

The development is a clear indicator that China’s interest in Africa is no fluke.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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