Taxi app in Somalia offers safe transport option, creates jobs

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Somalia had been at war for decades, but now life is returning to normal in Mogadishu.

Entrepreneurs and returning Somalis are capitalising on relative peace to start new businesses.

Less than a decade ago, no businesses were interested in starting up in Somalia, but that began to change in 2011, when Al Shabab militants retreated from Mogadishu.

And this year, the World Bank says the economy is projected to grow annually by 3 to 4 percent.

Economists say better transportation is crucial for that growth to continue.

One company, the Dhaweeye taxi app, is keen to expand to other cities, and business leaders hope it’ll help drive Somalia’s economic growth.

 

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