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Could Ghana’s Kantanka Motors Become The Next Toyota?

AFRICANGLOBE - Kantanka’s range of sports utility vehicles and pickup trucks have Ghanaians talking on social media, thanks in part to an advertising campaign using local movie and music stars. The locally made vehicles are entering a tough market, going up against established brands in a country that sees about 12,000 new and 100,000 second-hand cars imported every year.

Good News: Uganda To Manufacture Thousands Of Hybrid Cars

AFRICANGLOBE - By 2018, Uganda's planned automotive industry will be making 7,000 hybrid cars a year, says Paul Isaac Musasizi, acting CEO of the state-run Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC). The petrol and electric car, called the Kiira SMACK, will have five seats, a top speed of 180 kilometres an hour and will be able to travel 50 kilometres using its lithium-ion battery alone.