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A car at Volkswagen's assembling plant in Kigali, Rwanda, on June 27, 2018. (Photo by CYRIL NDEGEYA/AFP/Getty Images)

This New Pilot Program is Bringing Electric Cars to the Streets of Rwanda

Citing a strong electricity grid in Kigali, Volkswagen is rolling out a Rwandan version of their "e-Golf."

Rwanda is now the first country on the continent to feature fully electric cars from Volkswagen. Starting today, there will be four models of the popular Golf model, now dubbed "e-Golf," on the streets as part of partnership between Volkswagen and Siemens to test the viability of electric cars in Africa. According to pro-government newspaper, The New Times, Rwanda was chosen because Kigali's strong energy infrastructure would support the building of charging stations throughout the city without disturbing businesses and residents.

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Rwanda Unleashes First Smartphones Made Entirely in Africa

The Mara Group has opened a new plant in Kigali to manufacture two smartphones, the Mara X and Mara Z.

The next cellphone in your pocket may be devoid of that ubiquitous "Made in China" lettering, opting instead for "Made in Rwanda," as the first-ever smartphone manufacturing plant opened in Kigali yesterday. The plant was launched by the Mara Group and will manufacture two smartphones, the Mara X and Mara Z.

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