Uber has launched in Côte d’Ivoire, its first francophone African country

As a part of its expansion to African markets with low car ownership and limited public transport, American ride-hailing company, Uber, has officially launched its operations in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s capital city.

Cote d’Ivoire is the third West African country Uber is launching its service in after Nigeria and Ghana, and the eighth country in Africa. The service joins already existing ride-hailing services in the city like TaxiJet, Yango, and Moja Ride.

“The launch of Uber in Abidjan is a first in French-speaking Africa and contributes to the international influence of the city while creating new economic opportunities,” Marjorie Saint-Lot, Country Manager for Uber in Ivory Coast reportedly said at the launch last Thursday.

With a population of about 5 million people, a limited public transport system and car ownership, Uber says Abidjan is a perfect fit for its services.


“We are eager to offer Abidjan and tourists a new way to get around the city and complement the existing transport infrastructure,” said ALon Lits,…

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