Volkswagen has opened an assembly plant in Rwanda. The 20 million-dollar investment is expected to create 1000 jobs. The German carmaker is also planning to co-operate with a local company to establish a ride-sharing service.
An estimated 800,000 people were killed during the 100 days of bloodshed following the 1994 assassination of former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana. Kigali accuses Paris of complicity in the genocide.
Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. Ghana's parliament has now approved its own drone project, despite initial skepticism.
In Africa, where some women believe that lighter skin enhances their beauty, skin bleaching products tend to sell well. When Rwanda’s president set about to confiscate them, the reaction got ugly online.
Gridlock is a challenge for fast-growing urban Africa, where the middle class is acquiring more cars. In Rwanda, the German car maker Volkswagen is trying out an alternative transport system.
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