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Competition Authority studying complaint filed from Careem, Ousta against Uber

The Egyptian Competition Authority announced on Wednesday that it is currently studying a complaint filed by Careem and Ousta against Uber regarding the latter’s practices aimed at excluding competitors in the market. The authority mentioned in the press statement that the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore has prevented a merger between Uber and Grab, …

Daily News Egypt

Careem officially raises prices of GO, GO+ services

Ride-hailing application Careem officially revealed the new prices of its services on Saturday. “Given the recent changes in the price of fuel in Egypt, Careem has decided to increase the tariffs of trips in order to provide captains with a proper work environment, with the prices also being suitable for users in Egypt,” the company …

Daily News Egypt

Cyber breach of Careem customer, driver data

Ride-hailing company Careem identified a cyber incident involving unauthorised access to the system it uses to store data. According to a statement sent from the company to its users on Monday, Careem became aware on 14 January that “online criminals” gained access to its computer systems, which hold customer and driver account data. Customers and …

Daily News Egypt

Modest changes made to controversial user data article in Uber, Careem law

A joint committee of the Egyptian Parliament applied amendments regarding some disputed articles of a bill to regulate the operations of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem, local media reported on Tuesday. The committees of transportation, communication, national security, and economic affairs approved in principle a law submitted by the cabinet on the regulation of passenger …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Egypt’s Urgent Affairs Court nullifies verdict banning Uber, Careem

The Egyptian Court of Urgent Affairs nullified on Saturday the Supreme Administrative Court ruling suspending operations of the ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem inside the country. The Administrative Court ordered on 20 March the suspension of operations of US-based Uber and UAE-based Careem after 42 taxi drivers sought a year ago to shut down the …

Fatma Lotfi

3 articles disrupt parliament’s passage of ride-hailing apps law

Parliament’s transportation, economic affairs, national security, and communication committees all approved the bill presented by the cabinet on Thursday to regulate ride-hailing smartphone applications, which targets, mainly, companies such as Uber and Careem. Yet, three articles hindered the final approval. This came after a meeting that lasted for five hours at the Egyptian Parliament’s headquarters …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian court bans ride-hailing apps Uber, Careem

Egypt’s Administrative Court issued a verdict on Tuesday to bar ride-hailing services Uber and Careem from operating in the country, saying they violate Egyptian law. The court verdict will go into effect immediately, but it can be appealed before Egypt’s Higher Administrative Court. Careem, on their official Facebook page, said that the company has not …

Mohamed Samir

Careem bike: perfect solution for crowded Cairo’s citizens 

I do not usually like being late, and with Cairo’s crowded streets, I always allow extra time for being stuck in traffic. It usually takes 10-15 minutes to travel from home to work. However, with Egyptians’ constant marathon of seeking to earn their living at the same time I go to work, my journey seems …

Abdel Azim Saafan

Vesba competes with Uber, Careem in smart transportation

Vesba, a new smart transportation app, has recently emerged and entered the competition of smart transportation of individuals. The app relies on providing a service that can navigate through the Cairo traffic and bring the time of trips down. Vesba app relies on using Vespas instead of cars. The service costs less than Uber and …

Daily News Egypt

Careem is studying new fare scheme with specified increase percentages

Following the recent fuel price increase announced by the Egyptian Cabinet on Thursday, Careem confirms that it will not be possible for both the company and the “Captains” (drivers) to bear this increase. Correspondingly, the company is studying a new fare scheme with specified increase percentages and will announce the new prices at the suitable …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Startups in the Middle East: a fun(ding) adventure

The Middle East is a region of great opportunity. We have a large and young population with more than its fair share of problems, and as every entrepreneur knows, every problem is an opportunity; the bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity. As a region, we are also one of the largest exporters of capital …

Mudassir Sheikha

Traffic Congestion during night in Cairo, hinders cab drivers from making enough money to cover their families’ expenses (DNE/Hassan Ibrahim)

Egyptians’ work attitude from the perspective of Uber & Careem

“I will reach you in just a few minutes,” a driver of one of the new transportation application companies told me recently—which concluded in my being picked up half an hour later. The dilemma of such applications is that most of the drivers don’t take into account the fact that the application technology determines their …

Mohammed Nosseir