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[htxt.africast] Uber under fire and Facebook’s African office

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In this episode of the weekly htxt.africast, Adam shares his opinions on the recent spate of threats against drivers operating with the taxi app Uber, while Charlie and Nick try to make sense of it all.

Just in case you don’t really know what is going, here is a pretty good explanation of the current situation.

In other news, Facebook this week officially opened its first office in Africa, and in Melrose Arch to boot. Nick went to the media event, and tries to explain to us why he still isn’t sure what exactly Facebook will be doing on the continent.

Our Nigerian correspondent Paul Adepoju wrote a rather interesting opion piece on the matter, asking “Should Facebook have launched its Africa office in Nigeria?

Charlie Fripp

Charlie Fripp

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.