· 2 months ago

In Brief: Uber is finally expanding to Rwanda

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Earlier this week, we reported that Uber was expanding to Mauritius after finding out that the company was hiring for a country lead position. However, a few days later, the ride-hailing company is also looking for a Country Lead in Kigali, Rwanda.

The company had hinted at the desire to expand to the country this year.

Towards the end of August, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) Head of Transport, Eng. Emmanuel Asaba said that both Uber and Little had approached the regulatory body this year with an aim to start operations in the country.

However, Uber seems to have finally made up the decision to expand to the East African country.

This will make Rwanda the ride-hailing company’s 10th market in Africa.

The other 9 countries are; Mauritius, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Morocco, and Egypt. Though, in February this year, they suspended operations in Morocco after two years as it tries to bring its business into line with local laws.


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