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Egypt: Uber Bus-booking kick starts in Cairo.

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Uber Technologies Inc has launched a bus-booking service in Cairo,Egypt the company’s chief executive said on his first visit to the country as the company aims to tap a sprawling low-income market.

The company also announced a new Uber Lite app that, from early next year, will allow users with basic Android phones and little connectivity to book trips in the Middle East.

Uber Chief Executive, Dara Khosrowshali in a speech said they are thrilled to celebrate the important role Uber is playing in Egypt, adding that for those that ride as Uber passengers, those who drive on their platform, and for the Egyptian cities that they serve.



And we are here to announce a couple of very, very exciting new products, some of which we are building right here in Egypt.”

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Egypt is home to more than 5 million Uber users, the company is also investing more than $100 million in an Egyptian customer support center.Second, I’m excited to be announcing the rollout of Uber Lite across the region.

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Uber Lite is a simple version of the rider app, built to save space and to work in any network, and on any Android phone.

It is piloting in Pakistan to start, and will be expanding to the rest of the Middle East region over the next months,” he said.

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Groups criticise Kenya’s census figures

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Groups has criticised the released Kenya’s population census figures stating that the results are not accurate.

It found that the total population of the country is now 47.6 million, nine million more than in 2009.

But some regions have experienced a decrease in population.

These outcomes can be hugely controversial because the size of the local population has important implications for the level of government funding they receive.

Kenya’s population is made up of many different ethnic groups, closely aligned to competing political parties.

The government has yet to release all the data on the ethnic composition of the country, but the changes in population in certain regions from this latest census have already caused arguments.

The outcome of such surveys can embolden or weaken claims made by groups for political representation or resources.

In one area of the north-east territories bordering Ethiopia and Somalia, the census indicates a decrease in the population, prompting local political leaders looking to retain funding for their provinces to question the veracity of the survey

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Liverpool maintain perfect lead after beating Mancity

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It was an eventful evening as Liverpool fc secured a remarkable win against the defending champions Manchester city at Anfield.

A fabulous goal from Fabinho on six minutes of play and a brilliant cross from Andy Robertson to Mohammad Salah sealed a two nil first half lead for the Reds.

The visitors fume after being denied a penalty for handball before a tremendous rocket from Fabinho.

Though, VAR reviewed the incident and deemed that Trent Alexander-Arnold had not committed a handball as Liverpool took an early lead.

On fifty-first minute, Sadio Mane converted a cross from Henderson to make it three as Bernardo Silva netted a consolidation goal to make it 3-1 on 78mintues of play..

It was a fantastic victory for Jurgen  klopp’s team as they extend their unbeaten record.

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