Africa: These Ethiopian ridesharing startups are trying to grow before Uber arrives in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa has many of the hallmarks of a thriving, outward-looking metropolis: the city boasts sub-Saharan Africa’s first metro outside of South Africa, hosts the UN and the African Union, and is in the grip of an endless construction boom. But its taxi system shines a spotlight on the country’s somewhat Janus-faced encounter with twenty-first century globalization. While […]

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Africa: Battle to reform Lagos taxi system

Used to the “drop” culture, taxi operators are battling to stop the Lagos State Government from enforcing the taxi operation law. Is the law inimical to their interest? ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE reports that enforcement of the law is the way to go. Nobody can say how and when taxi operators started the “drop” culture in Lagos. In the past taxi drivers […]

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