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.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Sénégal:   Afrobasket 2017 - Le Sénégal bat l'Egypte (news)
Agence de Presse Sénégalaise
22 August 2017

L'équipe féminine de basket du Sénégal a remporté son quatrième match de poule, mardi à Bamako (Mali), contre l'Egypte (93-61) lors de l'Afrobasket ... [read more]

Sénégal:   Précision de la police sur le retour d'un contingent déployé au Darfour (news)
Agence de Presse Sénégalaise
22 August 2017

Le retour au Sénégal du contingent (SEN FPU 2) déployé au Darfour, au Soudan, est "la résultante de la décision de l'ONU qui a entamé un processus de ... [read more]

Afrique:   Afrobasket dames 2017 - Nigéria, Angola, Sénégal vers les quarts (news)
Africa Top Sports
21 August 2017

Jour de repos ce lundi à Bamako à l'Afrobasket dames 2017. Après 3 jours de compétition et 3 matchs pour chacune des 12 équipes, on fait le point. Avec notamment le ... [read more]

blogAfrica is'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!