Uber is expanding in Africa.
The ride-hailing company said Thursday that it plans to start operating in the capitals of Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania within a month.
Uber already operates in the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and five cities in South Africa — Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
Uber's South African operation will experiment with a cash payment option in addition to the electronic payment system in its app, said Alon Lits, the company's general manager in sub-Saharan Africa.
Some customers are more comfortable using cash partly because of concerns about the vulnerability of...