First episode of "Na baro kè"

For the last few months, I've been working on a new project. To do it, I've had to stretch some new muscles but in the end, I'm really excited to present to you the first episode of "Na baro kè", a video series of subtitled street-side chats that I've been having in Manding with everyday people in West Africa. While they are primarily made for learners and speakers of the language, I'd like to believe the videos will also appeal to anyone by highlighting the voices of people and places that--through an African language--it has been my great honor to learn from for nearly the last ten years. Thanks to them and to everyone that helped me along the way with this project. Aw ka foli lo! Ala k'aw sara! ߊߟߎ߬ ߟߊ߫ ߝߏ߬ߟߌ ߟߋ߬، ߊߟߊ ߊߟߎ߬ ߛߙߊ߬

Without further ado:

The Cost of Taxis in Bamako

What’s the average cost of a taxi ride in Bamako? It depends. For me though in 2018? Average cost per ride was 1,746 XOF. Median cost was 2000 XOF.

Here’s a little visualization of data regarding price and approximate distance traveled for 60 taxi rides taken in Bamako in 2018 (you an view and play with the visualization here and the original dataset for those that can make cooler charts than me is here):

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