Volkswagen Opens Rwanda’s First Car Assembly Plant This is a first step in the German car company’s plan to help build up the African auto industry.

Volkswagen Opens Rwanda’s First Car Assembly Plant This is a first step in the German car company’s plan to help build up the African auto industry.

Volkswagen has opened the first car assembly plant and launched a car-sharing service in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, as part of larger plan to play a leading role in Africa’s emerging automotive industry. “Rwanda does not need to be a dumping ground for second-hand cars, or second-hand anything,” said President Paul Kagame in a statement. In 2017 there were 300,000 […]

MASTERCARD, UNILEVER PARTNER TO INTRODUCE “JAZA DUKA” TO ASSIST ENTREPRENEURS WITH LENDING

MASTERCARD, UNILEVER PARTNER TO INTRODUCE “JAZA DUKA” TO ASSIST ENTREPRENEURS WITH LENDING

By IV Mastercard and Unilever recently announced that they will expand their strategic partnership to help micro entrepreneurs in Africa and other regions overcome the cash constraints that limit their ability to buy and sell more products and ultimately grow their businesses. In Kenya, the two companies have launched Jaza Duka (“fill up your store”). The initiative combines distribution data […]

Africa Innovation Summit II

Africa Innovation Summit II

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS II), which will take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellences President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde), announced a call for applications to innovators across Africa whose solutions have the potential to solve the continent’s challenges. The AIS […]