About 25% of the population is Creole (of mixed French and African descent), and there are small numbers of people of Chinese and Franco-Mauritian descent.
Since the 1970s, Nigeria has been a slow, but steady, increase in the immigrant Filipino population drawn by the oil industry.
As a result, a number of Japanese miners fathered children with native Congolese women.
However, most of the mixed race infants resulting from these unions died, soon after birth.
Most offspring were registered by their mothers under a Malagasy name.
For example, the census alone in 1954 census found 1,111 "irregular" Chinese-Malagasy unions, and 125 legitimate, i.e., legally married, partnerships.This has propelled new development in Kenya's infrastructure with Chinese firms bringing in their own male workers to build roads.The temporary residents usually arrive without their spouses and families.The organization has hired legal counsel seeking a formal investigation into the killings.The group submitted official inquiry to both the Congolese and Japanese governments, to no avail.The practice forced many native Katangan mothers to hide their children by not reporting to the hospital to give birth.