Uber hasn’t exactly had the easiest of times in Africa because, like in the U.S. and Europe, it disrupts local taxi businesses. In Nairobi, Uber cars have been set on fire. In Johannesburg, drivers have been attacked. Can a more localized approach make things work better for one upstart ride-sharing company?
A tanker truck explosion that kills 95 people is a terrible thing, but what sets this one apart as a true tragedy is that abject poverty is what, figuratively, drove these people into the flames. (Warning: Graphic shot of the disaster below)
A lunatic bashed through fences at Nigeria's Calabar International Airport and crashed (well, wedged) his car under a passenger airliner, claiming he was sent by Jesus. Nobody was injured, but a young passerby did comment "Nice stance, yo." [DailyMail]
Supposedly the last of the African 504s was built a few years ago... yet the Peugeot Nigeria website still offers the 504 Configurator. You don't have a lot of options (though you can get a wagon), but it's a genuine late-60s-technology 504 that we must assume is built way better than the citrus-flavored examples that…