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Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria...

By Jaco Maritz 3 days ago

Uber-style taxi app launched in Somalia

Uber-style on-demand taxi hailing app Waryaa Taxi has launched in Somalia, allowing passengers to book taxis from their smartphones for the first time in the country...

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

Two very different responses to Uber - Kenya and South Africa

Entry of the ride-sharing service, Uber, into passenger transport markets across the world has brought disruptive competition with substantial benefits...

By Thando Vilakazi and Shingie Chisoro Dube 27 Mar 2017

New professional driver service launches in Nigeria

Drivers NG recently launched in Nigeria to make the job of selecting and hiring professional drivers easier for individuals and businesses in the country...

27 Mar 2017

Africa pays for fragmented cities, study finds

In a city such as London, commuters who travel for an hour to get to work pass 2.5-million jobs on the way...

By Hilary Joffe 16 Feb 2017

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other online transport networks...

16 Jan 2017

Kenya's Mondo Ride launches motorcycle service

Online taxi hailing app Mondo Ride has launched a service that allows its customers to request for motorcycles...

By Doreen Wainainah 5 Dec 2016

DHL acknowledges importance of customer service for African businesses

It is safe to say that poor customer service can seriously affect a company's bottom line...

12 Oct 2016

Motorcycles set to become main mode of transport in Africa

The explosion of motorcycles in Africa is projected to escalate to new levels as two-wheelers become the main means of transport for the majority of the continent's population...

By Njiraini Muchira 27 Sep 2016

Hyperloop pushes dream of low-cost futuristic transport

It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but developers insist their dream of passengers seated in pods shooting through a tube above the ground will become a reality by 2020 - and change travel as we know it...

26 Sep 2016

Ethiopian taxi app plans relaunch

Ethiopian taxi app RIDE pivots away from SMS, relaunching next year...

By Tom Jackson 21 Sep 2016

Malawi's rickshaw ambulances cycle the sick to care

It is a sweltering day in Malawi's Nsanje district and the gravel paths in Nelson village are deserted...

By Ina Skosana 12 Sep 2016

WhereIsMyTransport launches transit API following £1.165 seed funding

A new transport data platform from WhereIsMyTransport launches...

31 Aug 2016

Sendy launches ride-hailing feature

Kenyan e-courier startup Sendy has announced it is to expand its services to include on-demand ride-hailing for passengers, with the new RIDE feature...

By Gabriella Mulligan 11 Jul 2016

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International

Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign

Lufthansa has launched a marketing campaign celebrating more flights to India, pitching its shoot at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

11 Apr 2017

Ethiopian Cargo connects Africa, Europe with new routes

Ethiopian Cargo has launched two new cargo routes to Europe: Milan, Italy and Zaragoza, Spain.

6 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Alibaba and Malaysia announced on Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies, a first for the internet giant outside China.

23 Mar 2017

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