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Edwin Dande, Managing Partner & CEO, Cytonn Investments

Meet the Kenyan entrepreneur who built an $800 million asset management firm

Kenyan-born Edwin Dande is the Founder of Cytonn Investments, an alternative investment management and real estate company, with offices in Nairobi and the DC Metro area.

Volkswagen moves into Kenya & Rwanda in Africa expansion

Volkswagen moves into Kenya & Rwanda in Africa expansion

Volkswagen on Wednesday opened a new assembly plant in Kenya and launched plans for a ride-sharing service in Rwanda as it seeks to take advantage of surging car demand in Africa.

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

Volkswagen expands Africa strategy with Kenya car assembly plant

Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalization of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016.

Nissan Pathfinder: Nissan is one of a handful of vehicle manufacturers now assembling automobiles in Nigeria

Nigeria will be Africa's next automotive hub (Report): PwC

Nigeria has the potential to become the hub of Africa’s automotive industry. Home to an estimated 170 million people, over 40 million of who are in the growing middle class, the continent’s largest economy is increasingly seen as an attractive destination for investors across all sectors.

BMW plant in Rosslyn, South Africa

South Africa in Talks With Five Automakers About New Plant

South Africa is in talks with five vehicle manufacturers about a proposed new assembly plant in the port city of East London, a potential boost for an industry that’s using government incentives to attract investment from companies including Ford Motor Co. and BMW AG.

Ford Everest

Ford invests $167 million in South Africa to build Everest SUV

Ford Motor Co. will invest 2.5 billion rand ($167 million) in the U.S. automaker’s South African operations to start production of the Everest sport utility vehicle and create about 1,200 jobs.

Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2014, speaks during a session at the WEF in Davos January 22, 2014.

Africa's richest man Dangote makes bid to acquire controlling stake of Peugeot Nigeria

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has teamed up with two Nigerian states to bid for a majority stake in Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited, a local joint venture with the French automaker, the governor of Kaduna State said on Thursday.

Africa expansion drives SABMiller, AB InBev mega-merger

Africa expansion drives SABMiller, AB InBev mega-merger

Access to African markets is a key driver in the planned mega-merger of brewing giants SAB Miller and AB InBev, according to industry insiders.

Volkswagen plant in Uitenhage, South Africa. Photographer: Henner Frankenfeld/Bloomberg

Volkswagen to Invest $340 Million in South African Car Business

Volkswagen AG, which is seeking to become the world’s largest automaker by 2018, is investing more than 4.5 billion rand ($340 million) in South Africa for new products and infrastructure.

Ford Ranger

Ford to start assembly in Nigeria

Ford Motor Company (F.N) will start assembling its best-selling Ford Ranger pickup truck in Nigeria by the fourth quarter, as it expands in Africa and the Middle East, the U.S. automaker said on Tuesday.

Volkswagen brings car assembly back to Nigeria to tap Africa growth

Volkswagen brings car assembly back to Nigeria to tap Africa growth

Volkswagen AG resumed building vehicles in Nigeria for the first time in 25 years in a bid to foster sales growth in Africa.

Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen (VW) to start assembling cars in Nigeria with Stallion Group

Volkswagen AG (VOW) plans to start assembling cars in Nigeria as early as next year with Dubai-based conglomerate Stallion Group, according to people familiar with the matter.

Doug Smart, General Manager, KFC Africa

How to succeed in selling to consumers in South Africa

Doug Smart, KFC’s general manager in Africa, is mulling the challenges his company faces in appealing to a cross-section of South Africans one morning at a restaurant in Johannesburg.

Olusegun Aganga, Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment

Volkswagen planning new auto assembly plant in Nigeria: An interview with Segun Aganga, Nigeria's Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment (Video)

Volkswagen is in talks with the Nigerian government to establish an auto assembly plant in the West African country in December.

There were 66,000 BWM-3 series produced in South Africa in 2013. Of those made for export, the cars were sent to Japan, Australia, Singapore, as well as sub-Saharan Africa.

Car makers in the driving seat of South Africa's economy

The smells of oil, tires and hard work surround Monwabisi Bokwe as he stands on the Volkswagen production line.

The 2015 Nissan Armada. Nissan, in a joint venture with the Stallion Group

Automobile assembly revs up in Nigeria

The first made-in-Nigeria passenger cars for decades rolled off factory lots in Lagos State in June, marking what authorities hope is the beginning of a new era for automotive assembly in the country.

Ford Mustang

Africa is the final frontier for global automotive growth: Jim Benintende, Head, Ford Middle East and Africa

Ford Motor Co., the second largest U.S. automaker, is introducing 25 new models by 2016 in Africa and the Middle East, where it projects the driving age population will grow 31 percent by 2023 to 1.7 billion people.