Commuters ride a “car rapide”, the privately operated bus system in Dakar, Senegal, October 9, 2013. Photo by @allisonshelley. Today’s theme: #traditions Allison is guest hosting the account this week from her recent work in Nigeria and Senegal, where she has been reporting on reproductive health issues. #senegal #dakar #carrapide #africa #bus #transport

Commuters ride a “car rapide”, the privately operated bus system in Dakar, Senegal, October 9, 2013. Photo by @allisonshelley. Today’s theme: #traditions
Allison is guest hosting the account this week from her recent work in Nigeria and Senegal, where she has been reporting on reproductive health issues. #senegal #dakar #carrapide #africa #bus #transport

A motorcycle taxi driver uses his feet to steer in Bamako, Mali on January 29. In Mali, they’re called “Jakartas” because they are imported cheaply. In other places, they are called boda bodas, pen pen, okada and by other names. Photo by @glennagordon #mali #bamako #transport #bodaboda #okada #penpen #jakarta #mototaxi #dangerousdrivinghabits

A motorcycle taxi driver uses his feet to steer in Bamako, Mali on January 29. In Mali, they’re called “Jakartas” because they are imported cheaply. In other places, they are called boda bodas, pen pen, okada and by other names. Photo by @glennagordon #mali #bamako #transport #bodaboda #okada #penpen #jakarta #mototaxi #dangerousdrivinghabits

The normally sleepy Bamako airport in Mali was busy on February 2, the day French President Francois Hollande flew in to visit after a French military intervention reclaimed control of Northern Mali from Islamists separatists. Though the day was a celebration, most believe jihadists have just been displaced but not stopped. Photo by @glennagordon #mali #bamako #hollande #jihadists #military #intervention #africa #westafrica #airplane #airport #transport #defense #aerial

The normally sleepy Bamako airport in Mali was busy on February 2, the day French President Francois Hollande flew in to visit after a French military intervention reclaimed control of Northern Mali from Islamists separatists. Though the day was a celebration, most believe jihadists have just been displaced but not stopped. Photo by @glennagordon #mali #bamako #hollande #jihadists #military #intervention #africa #westafrica #airplane #airport #transport #defense #aerial