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Nairobi conflict over traffic congestion

According to the UN, the populations of Abuja, Accra, Kampala and Lagos, among others, are forecast to more than double by 2025, leading to a need for more public transport.

In Kenya's capital, Nairobi, drivers of minibuses, known locally as matatus, and the city authorities are trying to avoid a public transport crisis.

The two bodies are locked in a dispute over parking permits in the central business district.

Diana Kendi, from the BBC's Kenyan partner station QTV, reports.

  • 05 Apr 2016
  • From the section Africa
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