Tag: albert munyabugingo

Rwandan e-commerce platform Vuba Vuba eyes Africa expansion

One of Rwanda's leading e-commerce platform, Vuba Vuba, is on an expansion drive as it extends its services to Musanze district in the Northern part of the country, barely nine months since it launched in Rwanda.

This is how COVID-19 is affecting local businesses in Rwanda

As of last weekend the Government of Rwanda deemed all bars closed, and all restaurants and cafe's only open for take away services for an initial period of two weeks. That leaves the country that's officially on lock down with no choice but to cook or order their food to go, and with local security forces peppering the streets ensuring that quarantine rules are followed, food delivery services are becoming more useful than ever. Insert Vuba Vuba, the delivery service that emerged when Jumia officially closed it's Rwanda operations at the end of last year. Albert Munyabugingo, Founder of the service joins CNBC Africa to explain how the lock down has affected his business.

Exit Jumia Food, enter Vuba Vuba – MD Albert Munyabugingo on how new food delivery service plans to cater to Rwandan market

Last month it was announced that Jumia was suspending their food delivery services here in Rwanda, the news came amidst reports that the Pan-African e-commerce company had already shut down operations in several other African countries, including Cameroon and Tanzania, but to customers here in Kigali, the news was still quite surprising. The service had become a mainstay in many city dwellers' lunch and dinner plans and the outcry was heard on Twitter. Enter, Vuba Vuba – a new company by former Jumia Rwanda Managing Director, Albert Munyabugingo, plans to pick up where Jumia Food left off. He joins CNBC Africa for more.