Taxi Sister

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sun Nov 25 2012, 00:31:00

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.

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