Mandarin in Africa: a lesson at the Confucius Institute at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal.

How Mandarin is conquering Africa via Confucius Institutes and giving China a soft-power advantage

Already Africa’s most important economic partner, China is also leaving a cultural footprint across the continent with more than 50 Confucius Institutes teaching Mandarin to students eager to get jobs at Chinese companies

Topic |   China-Africa relations

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Mandarin in Africa: a lesson at the Confucius Institute at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal.
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Ismail Einashe

Ismail Einashe

Ismail is a British-Somali journalist. He has written for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The New York Times, Prospect, The Atlantic, NPR and The Nation, among other places. He is an Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University Journalism School and an associate at the Cambridge Migration Research Network (CAMMIGRES).