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Bumpy Roads Ahead: Why Local Startups Struggle To Keep Pace In Africa’s Ride-hailing Industry

By  |  April 25, 2023

The rapid growth of urban populations and the need for efficient and affordable transport solutions are key factors linked to the evolution and expansion of the transportation sector in Africa.

However, despite the impressive growth and transformation in the sector, traditional modes of transportation in African cities, like taxis and buses, have struggled to keep up with the growing demand leading to issues such as overcrowding, exorbitant fares, and long waiting times for travellers.

The evolution and development of new technologies have led to the emergence of ride-hailing companies that are providing commuters with new and innovative options in an area where public transit systems can be unreliable and inefficient. 

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