The Soubre hydroelectric dam in Ivory Coast, built by China’s state-run Sinohydro. Photo: AFP The Soubre hydroelectric dam in Ivory Coast, built by China’s state-run Sinohydro. Photo: AFP
The Soubre hydroelectric dam in Ivory Coast, built by China’s state-run Sinohydro. Photo: AFP

China’s investment in West Africa challenges France for business in its former colonies

Ivory Coast is the main focus, while Chinese loans and contracts also proliferate in French-speaking Senegal, Mali, Niger and Togo

Topic |   China-Africa relations
The Soubre hydroelectric dam in Ivory Coast, built by China’s state-run Sinohydro. Photo: AFP The Soubre hydroelectric dam in Ivory Coast, built by China’s state-run Sinohydro. Photo: AFP
The Soubre hydroelectric dam in Ivory Coast, built by China’s state-run Sinohydro. Photo: AFP
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