Sierra Leone’s First Traffic Light

June 1, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

Progress means different things for different countries writes The Economist:

  • It’s been 14 years since Sierra Leone last had a traffic light.
  • During the country’s civil war, the old ones were torn down and sold for scrap.
  • Now, under direct orders from the President, one has been built at a busy cross-roads.
  • It is, of course, entirely ignored by a population that has never had to abide by one before.
  • The few times it even works that is. It seems to perpetually blink the amber bulb.
  • And while the government promises to build more it’s possible that this one was only built as a one-off in order to appease the populace just before elections.

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Source: The Economist