The Lebanese in Africa

A two-day conference brought together scholars who had worked on the subject of Lebanese emigration in sub-Saharan Africa, journalists, concerned Lebanese-Africans as well as officials. The conference aimed at encouraging frank and constructive debate on issues confronting African countries such as Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zaire and the Lebanese communities that are settled in them. Participants addressed the political and economic contexts of these countries; the problems and prospects of the Lebanese in Africa; popular images of the Lebanese in West Africa; the image of the Lebanese in the Press in Africa; the role of the Lebanese in the economies of African countries; and their impact on Lebanon.

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