Forbes is launching its first French-language edition, Forbes Afrique. The publication, Forbes’ 26th international edition, is done 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 editor is Michel Lobe, who previously was the chief African correspondent of the BBC. Forbes Afrique’s distribution is 25,000 copies. Editorial consists of local business stories combined with content from Forbes’ U.S. publications.