Volkswagen is importing a batch of electric powered Golf models into Rwanda for a local ride-hailing service, establishing a bridgehead in the country that it hopes to expand to other nations as it seeks to increase market share globally.
At the United Nations emergency transit centre next to a serene lake south of Rwanda’s capital, the quiet mood was broken by the sobs of a group of female migrants from Ethiopia.
President Cyril Ramaphosa believes his drive to attract investors to the country is beginning to bear fruit.
Rwanda’s Mara Group launched two smartphones on Monday, describing them as the first “Made in Africa” models and giving a boost to the country’s ambitions to become a regional technology hub.
Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says South Africa could benefit from opening its borders to other African countries.