RWANDA-UGANDA: Cross-continent truckers risk more than HIV

Saturday, November 22, 2008
KATUNA Thursday, October 23, 2008 (IRIN) - Edward Oboth Ofumbi is glad his days as a long-distance truck driver are over; glad to have left a life filled with long, solitary journeys on some of Africa's worst roads, carrying valuable cargo on highways with minimal security. "Truckers are a frustrated bunch; the roads are horrible, they are worried about thugs who want their cargo, police who want bribes, and they have deadlines to meet which are threatened by long delays at customs points," he...