Uganda: Politics On Two Wheels - Motorcycle Taxis and Divergent Development Rwanda and Uganda

[African Arguments]Anyone who has sped across the cities of the African Great Lakes region at night on the back of a motorcycle taxi, whether gliding along Kigali's immaculate thoroughfares with their flashing disco-lit traffic islands or dodging potholes in backstreets of Kampala, will understand why this mode of transport does such roaring trade. Termed boda-bodas in Uganda (derived from the term 'border-border' in reference to their origin in the Kenya-Uganda borderlands) and taxi-motos in the Francophone countries, the t