Volkswagen opens first car assembly plant in Rwanda
By CNBC Africa
01 July 2018 | 6:20 am
Volkswagen, in partnership with authorized seller CFAO, and the Rwandan government marked history today, opening the first car assembly plant in Rwanda, with a capacity to produce up to 5,000 cars.
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