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25 Feb
The popular Lagos yellow taxis may soon disappear from Lagos roads and streets. The government is not only taking the rickety cars off the streets, it plans to replace them with blue and white painted mini SUVs and saloon vehicles.
27 Dec
Taliban authorities in Afghanistan on Sunday gave new guidance to taxi drivers, advising them against taking fares from women who do not follow a strict Islamic dress code by wearing the hijab, or Islamic headscarf.
14 Dec
Putin expressed the devastating effect the demise of the USSR had on him and millions of others, admitting he took up driving a cab during hard times, even though he said "it's unpleasant to talk about."
31 Oct 2021
In Togo, a young lady is one of the few women to work as a motorcycle cab driver. She is facing gender stereotypes and dangerous traffic. But nothing will stop her to fight for her dream.
11 Jun 2021
He's 93 years old, but he's as fast as he ever was. After retiring from taxi driving, Ryuji Urabe gave up his driver's license, sit in the cockpit and became a YouTube sensation after his grandson started sharing online videos of grandpa racing in fancy sports cars.
25 Apr 2020
In Ghana, a 36-year-old taxi driver, Joseph Ernest Acquah, has found an innovative way to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is how it works.⁣
10 Jan 2020
Multinational taxi service, Uber, presented a full-scale model of a flying car, alongside South Korean manufacturer Hyundai, at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES).⁣ It will form part of a fleet of Uber Air Taxis, set to accommodate four passengers each. When operational, the air taxis will be flown by a pilot, but the goal is for the cars to become autonomous over time.⁣ ⁣
18 Mar 2019
From using the sun to power taxis to making boats out of plastic bottles, Eco Africa has featured lots of innovative ideas to make transport greener. Here are our top five.
22 Feb 2019
Motorbike Taxi drivers in Maban County, South Sudan recently received road safety training in a program meant to help improve safety standards among operators while riding on the road. The exercise was led by the UN mission in the country and the National Police Traffic Service.

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