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African Textile Unions Call For Increased Government Protection Against Illegal Imports From China

File image of garment workers at Kinross Clothing manufacturers in Maitland, South Africa assembling men's trousers RODGER BOSCH / AFP

Years of illegal textile imports and low-cost replicas from China have decimated Africa’s once-thriving textile manufacturing sector and labor unions across the continent are calling on the government to do something about it.

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