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May 27, 2015
Chinese dominance worries Nigeria's textile traders
Kano, Nigeria (AFP) May 24, 2015
Nafiu Badaru, a junior civil servant in northern Nigeria's biggest city Kano, doesn't make much money and it takes some cash to look good so he tends to buy made-in-China fabric. "A piece of high-quality brocade (cloth) costs around 10,000 naira ($50, 47 euros), which is way too expensive for me," he told AFP. "With the same amount of money I can buy six pieces of cheap Chinese brocade which cost only 1,500 naira a piece and still keep some change." The proliferation of Chinese-made textiles ... read more

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