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Egyptian court overturns Uber and Careem suspension

8 Apr 2018



A court in Egypt has overturned the decision to suspend ride-hailing firms Uber and Careem allowing them both to continue working whilst awaiting a definitive decision from the Highest Administrative Court. 


Originally, only last month, both Uber and Careem were banned from operating in Egypt following a lawsuit filed against the firms by a group of 42 traditional taxi drivers. 

The lawsuit filed by the taxi drivers accused the two companies of breaking traffic laws by using private vehicles as taxis and also registering themselves as internet and call centres respectively. 

Both companies were always likely to appeal the decision at a high court, but the news was hailed a success by Egyptian taxi drivers at the time. 


Like London, Egyptian drivers must now go through the arduous legal systems before they have any chance of waving goodbye to both Uber and Careem.


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