Category: Taxi Tales

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Taxi Tales: Paranoia

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: Robbers are about these days. More than in the past, even. Call it the increasing unemployment of many youth rendered jobless by Jennifer Musisi's KCCA edicts that saw the vendors off the streets. Then more of them banned from operating within the taxi parks. Robbery is more rampant now and not even the taxis have survived […]

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Taxi Tales: In an Oven

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: I finally bought my first pair of shoes in three years. What? These things happen in Africa. In Africa we wear our shoes so long, Ali Baba would not recognise his slippers if he saw them on our feet. In fact, we wear our shoes so long, instead of the designer’s name you're more likely to […]

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Taxi Tales: Graceless Taxi Exits

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: There's no way to exit a taxi with grace. At least I've never yet seen anyone do it. Patience won't help. I've seen passengers; with all the dignity of ambassadors, inform the conductor that they wish to get out at the next stage. Two stages past the stop they wished to alight from: they get out […]

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