Electric cars to Rwanda, Volkswagen brings first

Known as the eGolf, the vehicle, imported by global carmaker Volkswagen, will be used for the company’s local ride-hailing service.

VW, which has a global target of producing 600,000 electric cars a year by 2022, is starting small in Kigali, importing 50 eGolf models over the next few months.

“Probably in the next 5-6 years electric car prices will come down dramatically and traditional cars will actually get more expensive, because now you need higher engine cleaning facilities and everything,” said head of Volkswagen sub-saharan region, Thomas Schaefer.

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Ethiopia says protest death toll at 78 and arrests over 400

The office of Ethiopia’s prime minister on Thursday issued a statement saying more than 400 people have been arrested during investigations into ethnic and religious violence that left 78 people dead last week.

Protests against Abiy erupted in Addis Ababa and in Ethiopia’s Oromia region on October 23 after a prominent activist accused security forces of trying to orchestrate an attack against him, a claim police denied.

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