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The arrival of Uber and Little Cab may bring cheaper and more reliable transport by taxi but is unlikely to solve Nairobi’s congestion. Credit: theguardian.com/Tom Cockrem/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images

Uber and Little Cab's battle to control the streets of Nairobi

Uber is in the middle of a bruising battle for dominance in east Africa’s largest economy: Kenya. The ride-hailing company started operating in the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Thika last year.

Bob Collymore (Right), CEO, Safaricom. Safaricom launched Uber rival Little Cabs earlier this month. Credit: techcrunch.com

In Kenya, Safaricom's Little Cabs app goes head to head with Uber

Even as a deal is imminent between Uber and its closest competitor Didi Chuxing in the immense Chinese market, competition in ride-sharing continues to intensify around the globe.

Ebi Atawodi, General Manager, Uber Lagos

Uber, the sharing economy and the future of transportation in Lagos

CNN says Uber could be bigger in Lagos than it is in London. In its first 16 months, Uber provided 30% more rides in Lagos than it did during its first 16 months in London.

Taxify's driver app, putting the driver first. Credit: Taxify/qz.com

Uber's rivals in Africa think they can win with happier drivers, traffic jam deals and even price haggling

Wherever there is a car, a decent road and a reliable GPS connection, there is Uber.

AIG is the company behind Africa's largest e-commerce company Jumia

Goldman Sachs & MTN to invest $245M in Nigerian e-commerce firm Africa Internet Group (AIG)

Africa Internet Group (AIG) has secured €225 million ($245 million) in funding from investors including US bank Goldman Sachs, South African telecoms giant MTN and German startup incubator Rocket Internet.

Nairobi is the most attractive city in Africa for foreign investment, says PwC.

Africa's big cities are investment bright spots, says private equity firms Abraaj and Actis

Like most emerging and frontier markets around the world, Africa’s largest economies have been affected by the drop in commodity prices over the past 18 months.

The Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUBNigeria) in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: techpoint.ng

Yabacon Valley: Nigeria tech startup enclave springs up in Lagos suburb

At first glance, Yaba is like many other parts of Nigeria’s sprawling commercial capital: a cacophony of car horns and shouting street vendors mingling with exhaust fumes.

Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director, Jovago

Why you should take chances: Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director of top African hotel booking website Jovago (Video)

Marek Zmyslowski is the CEO and Managing Director of Lagos-based Jovago. Jovago is an online marketplace that connects travellers across Africa with hotels. Jovago enables customers to secure hotel rooms through an online platform that is faster, cheaper, and easier than the alternative of making a phone call.

Africa Internet Group's new offices in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Check out Africa Internet Group's new offices in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria (Video)

Africa Internet Group (AIG) recently moved its office to Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. The new office houses six of AIG’s ventures, namely Easy Taxi, Lamudi, Carmudi, HelloFood, Kaymu, and Jovago.

Bankole Cardoso, MD, Easy Taxi Nigeria

We're not scared of Uber: Bankole Cardoso, MD, Easy Taxi Nigeria

Easy Taxi Nigeria does not consider itself to be in direct competition with Uber in spite of the global taxi app launching in Lagos last year, according to managing director (MD) Bankole Cardoso.

Easy Taxi Nigeria

Africa Internet Group (AIG), operators of Jumia, Easy Taxi, Lamudi, Carmudi, HelloFood, Kaymu, and Jovago, moves offices to Yaba, Nigeria's Silicon Valley

Africa Internet Group (AIG), the leading internet group in Africa, has moved its office to Yaba, housing six of its ventures in Nigeria – Easy Taxi, Lamudi, Carmudi, HelloFood, Kaymu, and Jovago.

Uber

Uber is coming to Kenya, following launches in South Africa, Nigeria, and Egypt

Uber, the rapidly growing taxi app, is preparing to launch in Kenya.

Rocket Internet

German tech incubator Rocket Internet, one of the parent companies of Africa Internet Group (AIG), plans 2014 IPO

Rocket Internet is planning an initial public offering that could value the technology incubator at around €5 billion, or roughly $6.5 billion.

E-Commerce

MTN to invest $225M in Africa Internet Group (AIG)

MTN Group has announced it will invest approximately EUR 168 million into AIG in the next two to four years after acquiring 33.3% of the JV between Rocket Internet and Millicom.

Easy Taxi

Easy Taxi, which operates in 32 countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Egypt, secures additional $40M in series D fund raising

Easy Taxi, a leading mobile taxi app in Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia, secured USD 40m in Series D funding led by the Russian Phenomen Ventures with participation of Tengelmann Ventures, the investment company of Germany’s multi-sector retailer Tengelmann Group.

Uber

Uber launches in Lagos as it expands further into Africa

The popular San Francisco- based car ordering service Uber has just launched in Lagos, Nigeria.