Uber Morocco Removes ‘Western Sahara’ from its List of Countries

Following the wave of outrage after listing ‘Western Sahara’ as a country, Uber Morocco has officially removed the self-proclaimed independent State.

A report by Morocco’s news website Yabiladi said that ‘Western Sahara’ no longer exists within countries where Uber is set to expand. The name was also removed from the worldwide mobile application.

Last week, the picture of the list including ‘Western Sahara’ was widely shared on Twitter, enraging Moroccan social media users.

They expressed their anger on Twitter, and called for the boycott of the application for not respecting the Moroccan sovereignty over its southern territory.

Following this incident, Uber Morocco publicly promised Moroccans they would remove the self-proclaimed state and acted within days to keep their word.

Earlier this month, Uber began a test phase in Casablanca. The largest city in Morocco has officially become the 328th city in the world that benefits from Uber services.

Meryem Belqziz, the General Director of Uber Morocco, confirmed that Uber will soon be launching in phases across Morocco.

27/07/2015