Uber has launched its service in the countries of Kenya and Nigeria, joining the list of smart hubs popping up throughout Africa.

Uber launched its Kenya service in the city of Mombasa and its Nigeria service in Abuja. Abuja is the 400th city in Uber's global network, which is sited in 70 countries around the globe.

"By offering a friendly and reliable complement to existing transport options, we can help improve urban mobility in Abuja, reduce traffic congestion and the environmental impact of vehicles at the same time,” said Ebi Atawodi, general manager for Uber Lagos. “Uber is part of a broader evolution in transportation, it is a new and exciting platform that is changing the way we travel and shaping the future of cities across the world. Abuja is a progressive, forward-thinking city that has a need for safe, reliable and efficient transportation and we are so excited to be launching here.”