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Careem Bids Sudan Farewell As Part Of An Agreement With Uber

After less than one year in Sudan.

The UAE-born ride-hailing app Careem has just ended its operations in Sudan as part of an agreement with Uber. The decision comes 3 months after Uber announced that it is acquiring Careem, in a $3.1 billion deal, and it is expected that the latter closes by next year.

Careem’s spokesperson confirmed in a statement, that this decision will not affect the app’s other markets, and that they are not planning to withdraw from other countries.

The Dubai-based ridesharing app launched its operations back in September 2018, in Khartoum, after the lifting of the US economic sanctions on Sudan. Certainly, the unstable political situation in Sudan after overthrowing the president Omar El-Basheer from authority affected the investments and the expansion of international businesses. Careem was not the only ride-hailing firm, in the African country, local ride-sharing apps still operate there, including Mishwar and Tirhal.

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