Will Volkswagen Recoup its Investment in a Country with Little Mobility?

Rwanda seems like an unlikely place to launch a car assembly plant. Not many Rwandans own cars. Out of the country’s 12.5 million people (about 1.3 million living in the capital of Kigali), just over 200,000 private cars have been registered–although in an upward trajectory–since 1997. In Kigali, the sight of passengers strapped in green helmets on motorbikes is common, as are local cabs…


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