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Safaricom to launch local rival to Uber

Friday 10 June 2016 | 11:23 CET | News
Kenyan operator Safaricom is joining up with a local software firm to launch a lift-hailing company to take on Uber as it seeks new sources of revenue, its CEO Bob Collymore told Reuters. Safaricom and Nairobi-based software developer Craft Silicon will launch the app called Littlecabs in the next three weeks. Uber operates in several African countries, including Kenya, and regular taxi drivers have complained about its impact on business.

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Companies: Safaricom
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