Tesco has announced it is opening a new store in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The store, at the entrance to the country’s largest supermarket, will be the largest of its kind in Africa, offering a range of groceries, dairy products and household products.
Tesco said it will also offer groceries to the “most disadvantaged people in the world”.
The announcement comes amid growing concerns over a growing number of ethnic and religious minorities in the region.
The country is one of the poorest in the continent and the region is currently experiencing a surge in migration and unrest as people from sub-Saharan Africa seek economic opportunities.
Tescoma announced the new store is to be located in the town of Luba, close to the border with neighbouring Rwanda.
Tescona, the biggest retailer in Africa by sales, has already announced plans to open stores in Rwanda, the Central African Republic and the Democratic republic of the Republic of Congo.
Tescorp also announced plans for a new business park in the African city of Kinshasa, where it plans to invest $2bn (£1.2bn) in a $1bn development that it says will transform the city.
Tescos African store is a step in the right direction for African brands and has the potential to provide an important boost to African brands’ global growth.
Tesos Africa store is part of the Tesco group’s Africa operations.
It will open in Kinshaasa, a city where Tesco is currently the largest retailer, next year.
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