AFRICA: ‘Bicycles Are For Good

By Gail Jennings

Repairing bicycles in Rundu, Namibia. / Gail Jennings/IPS

Repairing bicycles in Rundu, Namibia. / Gail Jennings/IPS

CAPE TOWN, May 27 (IPS) – “Politicians may tell us that bicycles are a sign that we are not advancing,” says Patrick Kayemba, managing director of the First African Bicycle Information Organization in Uganda, “but we ourselves have seen that cycling is a socio-economic tool. It works now – we don’t have to wait for someone to rescue us with better public transport, better this, or better that…

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