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Uber Raises Fares in Key African Markets After Driver Protests

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Photographer: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. has raised fares in Nigeria and Kenya in response to demand by drivers for higher share of commissions to compensate for increased cost of operations.

The ride-hailing firm raised prices on its UberX platform by 13% in Africa’s biggest city, Lagos, and 20% in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, Lorraine Onduru spokesperson for Uber East and West Africa said in response to questions.