Volkswagen is aiming to jolt the world of electric mobility with a pilot project in Africa. The car manufacturer wants to expand its car-sharing fleet in Rwanda's capital Kigali with 50 new electric cars.
Rwandans abroad are summoned to mingle and to meet President Paul Kagame each year. The conference-style Rwanda Day, taking place in Germany on Saturday, is festive but not without an unspoken political undercurrent.
Human rights advocates say Germany can do more to support Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and condemn the Uighur camps in Xinjiang, but business interests stand in the way.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has issued stern warnings to insurgents, who recently killed at least 14 people in an area popular with tourist, vowing that he will never allow them to destabilize his country.
Africans are increasingly using smartphones. Chinese providers in particular benefit from the boom. The African companies that are pushing their way onto the market are having a hard time competing with Chinese prices.
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