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January in Africa: Taxi rivalries, internet shutdowns, and ICOs

Steps forward and steps back in African tech as 2017 turned into 2018, but never quiet. Taxi app wars continue to play a big part, with Estonian company Taxify, which is active in several African countries, partnering with South African food delivery company OrderIn to launch a food ordering service to rival UberEATs. Not to be outdone, Uber was also busy, launching uberCHAPCHAP in Kenya, a service that guarantees riders they are using fuel-efficient cars.
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