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Safety improvements for Uganda's boda boda taxis

27 March 2015 Last updated at 13:17 GMT

A common sight in many African cities is the motorcycle taxi, enabling passengers to cut their journey times as they weave in and out of traffic jams.

In Uganda, they are known as boda bodas and their numbers have ballooned in the capital, Kampala. But so have the number of accidents - rising eight-fold in the past eight years.

From Kampala, the BBC's Roderick Macleod meets the Ugandan entrepreneurs working on interesting and safer ways to ferry passengers around.

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