ThinkAfricaPress, 17 January 2013
Simio Kabu has been riding the streets of Freetown for five years. It is his job to taxi customers around the city's traffic-choked roads. He says that he earns 80,000 Leones ($18) on a good day - a decent wage in a country where more than 66% of the population live at or below the poverty line. Commercial bike riding is Simio's trade, and it is a burgeoning one.