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Automobile investments on the continent: Rwanda and South Africa launch assembly plants

The automotive industry is a relatively sophisticated industry, but with sub-Saharan Africa’s rapidly expanding market and the global automotive trade deficit it is important for both sides to form mutually beneficial partnerships. Larger countries like Nigeria are already embarking on plans to develop domestic automotive production while countries such as Rwanda and South Africa are fostering investment from big automotive brands.

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“Relax, and let the world visit Rwanda,” the country tells critics of the Arsenal partnership deal

Critics are questioning President Kagame’s Arsenal sponsorship, saying that he used half of the Sh8,4 billion (£62 million) in foreign aid provided by the UK on a frivolous pursuit and against the earmarked programmes the money is assigned for. However, both the UK aid agency Department for International Development and the Rwanda Development Board have rebuffed these claims.