“I am no longer needed by my customers, but I do not need them either,” said Mourice, a driver who has switched from driving traditional taxis to Ubers. A wind of ride-sharing has blown into Kenya as Uber entered this country in 2015, with the number of drivers increasing dramatically, from one thousand to ten thousand approximately. Following the booming trend of the ride-sharing market … Continue reading P2P Ride-Sharing in Kenya: What Is China’s Didi Getting Into?
Zander Rounds I have to lean in to hear Zeng over the howling protests of steel meeting stone outside—although I suspect were we not on an active construction site, I might have still have to strain. A slight man, Zeng strikes me as a guy reluctant to fill a space with his voice. Zeng is twenty-six. Did I hear that correctly? I scoot my plastic … Continue reading Villain or Vulnerable?
“We have been working together for almost half a year, and they can understand me although I can’t speak English and can only use gestures,” said a Chinese manager proudly… Continue reading Chinese companies in Africa: Is addressing labor conflicts mission impossible?
“The workers went on a strike a few days ago with the trade union.” In the eyes of the manager of a Chinese real estate company in Kenya, it’s a common circumstance which makes them worry so much… Continue reading Chinese companies’ labor dilemma in Kenya