Volkswagen To Build Car Plant In Ethiopia – Tech News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

African News

Volkswagen To Build Car Plant In Ethiopia

Published

on

Volkswagen To Build Car Plant In Ethiopia

German car-maker Volkswagen have announced their plan to assemble cars in Ethiopia. The car-maker said in a statement that they will build a car plant and a training centre in the country. Many Ethiopians have found owning a car too expensive because of import taxes of up to 200%.

READ:  China Is Committed To Create Better Opportunities For All African People

A 2014 Deloitte report, says Ethiopia has the world’s lowest rate of car ownership, with only two cars per a thousand inhabitants.

Volkswagen made the announcement in front of the German president as he visited the country.

READ:  South Africa Turned Down Zimbabwe's Request For $1.2 Billion Loan

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

African News

Malaria And Mortality Rate Decrease By Half In Rwanda – WHO

Published

on

By

Malaria And Mortality Rate Decrease By Half In Rwanda - WHO

The World Health Organisation says, severe cases of malaria and mortality in Rwanda have since decreased by half following contingency plan that was put in place two and a half years ago.

READ:  Zimbabwe's Hyperinflation Should Offer Grim Lessons For Venezuela

W.H.O report released last year shows an estimated reduction in the country’s malaria burden, with 430,000 fewer cases recorded in 2017 than the previous year.

The achievements are attributed to many factors including the role of community health workers. Information from Rwanda biomedical center indicates that more than half of malaria cases are now treated by community health workers.

READ:  Theresa May Begins First Africa Tour As British PM

With the introduction of Home Based Management of malaria (HBM) for both adults and children through community health workers, malaria patients are being diagnosed and treated early.

READ:  Buhari Returns To Nigeria From China

Continue Reading

African News

18 Killed After Truck Carrying Acid Collides With Bus In DR Congo

Published

on

By

18 Killed After Truck Carrying Acid Collides With Bus In DR Congo

At least 18 persons are reported killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo when a truck loaded with industrial acid collided with a stationary bus.

Media report that the accident happened near the village of Fungurume, in a copper and cobalt mining area in the southeast.

READ:  Zimbabwe's Hyperinflation Should Offer Grim Lessons For Venezuela

Police captain in charge of road traffic in Lualaba province, said on Thursday, 21 were dead and 12 injured after the acid poured out onto the passengers. But the Lualaba’s provincial Health Minister Samy Kayombo said 18 were killed and 12 hurt.

READ:  Kenya, Somalia Boundary Dispute Lingers

U.N. Radio Channel Okapi reports the damaged truck continued to spill its contents until midday on Thursday, and acid flowed as far as the village of Kabwe.

READ:  New Talks On Western Sahara To Hold In March - U.N. Diplomats

Continue Reading

African News

Sudan: 10 Opposition Leaders Arrested Over Anti-Government Protests

Published

on

By

Sudan: 10 Opposition Leaders Arrested Over Anti-Government Protests

A Sudanese opposition party says more than ten opposition leaders were arrested by the government ahead of a day of protests that was to continue calls for President Omar Al-Bashir to resign.

The Sudanese congress party said in a statement security forces have “pre-empted” demonstrations by arresting the deputy head of the Umma Party, Mariam Sadiq Al-Mahdi; the party’s secretary-general Saaa Naqdallah; communist party leader Mokhtar Al-Khatib, and others.

READ:  Doctors Strike Cripples Hospitals In New Zealand

Police were said to have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds who had gathered to march near the Arab market area in Khartoum.

A wave of protests, sometimes violent, has rocked Sudan since December.  Demonstrators have taken to the streets to call for president Al-Bashir’s resignation.  Activists say nearly sixty persons have been killed in these protests, but the government says figure says thirty.

READ:  Ebola Threatens To Spread To Uganda

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: