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Uber announces expansions and new products in East Africa

This makes Uber available in eight cities across East Africa Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uber ( has announced new products, updates, and features focused on travel, safety and delivery in East Africa. Uber has announced its expansion into four new cities in Kenya; Eldoret, Nakuru, Naivasha and Kisumu. This …

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Rocky road ahead for ‘sharing economy’ platforms amid pandemic

Washington, United States | AFP |  “Sharing economy” firms like Uber and Airbnb were seeing surging growth and predictions they would reshape several economic sectors. Then the pandemic hit. These companies are now bleeding more cash than ever, shedding workers and scaling back expectations for profitability amid heightened uncertainty about consumer trends …

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Leveraging Boda Boda platforms

Government can use their mobile sharing platforms to streamline transport industry COMMENT | REGEAN MUGUME | The Boda Boda business seems to be taking the Transport industry in the central business District of Kampala by storm with the introduction of new players like Taxify, Safe Boda, Uber and Mondo-ride among …

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Gov’t moves to regulate digital transport networks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government plans to license and regulate special transport networks that operate through online digital applications. Some of the online transport networks currently operating on the Ugandan market include Safe Boda, bold previously known as Taxify, Uber, Friendship Taxi, Quick Taxi and Mondo Ride. The …

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Uber, taxify drivers ask gov’t to regulate fares

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Smart Online Driver’s Association has petitioned the Speaker of Parliament over unfair treatment and low fares. The petitioners who offer special vehicle hire services under Uber and taxify, accused the two companies of offering low fares to customers at their expense. Musa Kawunga, …

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