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Selling on the road between Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso. (Photo/ Flickr/ Carsten ten Brink)

The Town And The Highway In Africa: How A Road Tells You A Lot About Jobs

Older towns are oriented in such a way that the bustling town centre is separated from the main highway. You have to get off the main highway to get into the town centre. This is not accidental


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'Judge Not' the motorcycle taxi. (Photo/ Flickr/ Erik Hersman)

The Motorcycle Taxi: Africa’s 21st Century Version Of The Horse

The use of motorcycles for commercial transport has grown very rapidly in recent years, for several economic reasons that have been well articulated. But its social and political impact is a bigger, more layered story.