Taxi Sister

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Nov 24 2012, 19:31:00

From a Year in Dakar:

Image courtesy of a Year in Darkar

One of Senegal's Taxi sisters, Amy Ndiane, 30, shouts out to a fellow taxi driver. The female taxi drivers are breaking new ground in the capital city of Dakar. DAKAR, Senegal -- Much more is riding in the backseat of Amy Ndiane's chic neon yellow cab than the occasional passenger. A Muslim woman, 30, who supports two kids from the fares she negotiates, Ndiane is an official, supported-by-the-president "Taxi Sister" -- one of the select few female cabbies in Senegal. "I heard there is a woman in the United States who drives a taxi," mused Ndiane, a former data entry typist. "For Africa, this is a first, for a woman to have a taxi." Her novelty can be measured in the exclamations of well-wishers cheering her on from the crowded sidelines of Dakar's chaotic rush hour. "Taxi Sister!" hollered a young man trudging up an unforgiving hill pushing a cart of juice for sale.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Nigeria:   Expect Poll Results On Monday - Election Chief (news)
Leadership
28 March 2015

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday disclosed that the results of today's presidential and National Assembly elections will be declared ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Electoral Body Extends Voting Into Sunday (news)
Daily Trust
28 March 2015

Elections in polling units where card readers fail have been suspended until tomorrow, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced. [read more]

Sudan:   State Security Bans Khartoum Symposium (news)
Radio Dabanga
27 March 2015

A political symposium to be addressed by Mohamad Diaudin and an official of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) in Khartoum, was banned by the security apparatus. The move is not consistent with the ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!