The BBC news story, “Liberia gets first traffic lights” reported that Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, has finally got a working set of traffic lights for the first time since war broke out more than 16 years ago. The BBC Africa correspondent reports:
“The lights, were built by the peacekeeping mission of the UN, have given motorists new hope that normality is returning. However, the city does not have a regular supply of electricity and so the lights are often out of order.
People who drove in the city before everything was destroyed in the 14-year war say the war-time drivers need to learn how the lights work. Huge traffic jams, however, continue to bring the city centre to a complete standstill on a regular basis.”