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Forbes launches French language edition

January 18, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Forbes has announced its first French language edition, Forbes Afrique.

The publication, Forbes’ 26th international edition, was launched in partnership with Lucien Ebata, an African entrepreneur, and Mark Furlong, president of Custom Solutions Media.

Forbes Afrique is bring distributed throughout 23 French-speaking countries in Africa.

The editor is Michel Lobe, who previously was the chief African correspondent of the BBC.

Forbes Afrique’s distribution is 25,000 copies, with a cover price of 4.90e. Editorial consists of local business stories combined with content gleaned from Forbes’ U.S. publications.

“The Forbes family is honored to launch Forbes’ first edition in French, and to further its commitment to bring more foreign editions to the African continent … especially with such a trusted partner,” said Forbes Media President of Worldwide Development Miguel Forbes in a statement.

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