NEW YORK--()--Forbes today 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 distributed throughout 23 Francophone countries in Africa.
“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.”
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.
Forbes Media President of Worldwide Development Miguel Forbes stated: "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."
"Global investors, company executives, opinion leaders are all aware of the prestige and value of the information provided by Forbes. Now the Francophone countries have their own edition produced in their home language to speak to the entrepreneurial power of Forbes Media – with the additional content generated by our local staff,” says Mark Furlong, Publisher and co-founder of Forbes Afrique.
About F. Afrique Media:
F. Afrique Media is a new venture dedicated to bringing the strongest business news and information to Francophone Africa via print, the web, broadcast and all new media.
Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. Forbes.com, a leading business website, currently reaches 38 million monthly unique visitors, according to Omniture. Forbes magazine, Forbes Asia and Forbes Europe attract a global audience of 5 million readers. The Forbes magazine iPad app merges the power of print storytelling with social sharing and the web. The Company also publishes ForbesLife magazine, as well as 26 licensed local editions around the world, including Africa, Afrique, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Middle East Arabic, Middle East English, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine.