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Egyptian cheese company Domty and FrieslandCampina form partnership

Egyptian cheese producer Domty and FrieslandCampina have signed an MoU to explore joint business opportunities in Africa. The companies plan to collaborate to export cheese to other African countries. Domty was founded in 1988 in Egypt. It is a leader in the Egyptian …
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DHL Express takes a minority stake in online retail platform Link Commerce

DHL Express has taken a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce platform that sits beneath and DHL’s Africa eShop service. DHL is betting on a fundamental change in purchasing behaviours in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which …

Coronavirus in Africa – an update and what it means

At Trendtype we have decided to put our thoughts down on paper, as it were. Headline: there are lots of reasons to believe that African countries may emerge from COVID-19 in better (or less worse) shape than developed economies in …

TRIOMF East Africa to set up $38m milk processing plant in Rwanda

TRIOMF East Africa will invest Rwf37bn ($38m) in a new milk processing plant in the Gicumbi District of northern Rwanda. The new plant will have an installed daily capacity of 252,000 litres, which will make it 2.5x larger than the largest …

Rwanda sells state owned Burera Dairy to Zimbabwean investor Afrisol

The Rwandan government sold its 98.3% stake in the struggling Burera Dairy in Cyanika for just Rwf270m ($280,000). The milk processor has been sold to African Solutions Private Ltd (AfriSol), a Zimbabwean investor. Burera Dairy was established by the government in …
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Trendtype’s 2019 year in review and 2020 forecasts

So here are our big themes in 2019 and a look ahead to 2020. It’s been another eventful year in African consumer and retail markets in 2019. Some big retail players coming unstuck In grocery retail, some big players have come …
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Rwanda scraps VAT on sanitary pads

The government of Rwanda has announced it will scrap the 18% value added tax (VAT) applied to sanitary pads. A 2017 study commissioned by the country’s education ministry showed that girls aged 16 and above were 8% more likely to drop …
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Jumia set to close in Rwanda. Which countries are next?

Jumia has suspended its food and drinks delivery service Jumia Foods in Rwanda, effective from 9th December. The company has operated Jumia Foods in the country for six years. The move comes amid a rationalisation at the internet retailer, under …

Ethiopia becomes Alibaba’s second eWTP hub in Africa

The Ethiopian government has signed agreements with Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba to become its second Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) hub – a private sector initiative to facilitate cross border ecommerce. It sounds like a win-win. But is it? Electronic …
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Rwanda Country Profile

This report provides key information on Rwanda. It covers the economic landscape, key demographic indicators, living standards and income as well as logistics and infrastructure.