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:

Morocco:   HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Offers Dinner in Honor of Dignitaries of Sufi Brotherhoods in Senegal (news)
Maghreb Arabe Presse
22 May 2015

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, offered, here Friday, a dinner in honor of dignitaries and leaders of Sufi brotherhoods in Senegal. [read more]

Morocco:   HM the King Hands Donation of 10 Tons of Medicines to Fann Hospital in Dakar (news)
Maghreb Arabe Presse
22 May 2015

HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Senegalese President Macky Sall, handed, on Friday at the University Hospital Center of Fann in Dakar, a donation of ten tons of medicines and equipment. [read more]

Morocco:   HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Donates 10K Copies of Holy Quran to Senegal (news)
Maghreb Arabe Presse
22 May 2015

HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, donated 10,000 copies of the holy Quran to parties in charge of religious affairs management in Senegal, following the Friday prayer which the sovereign ... [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!