The traffic consists of a mix of pedestrians, handcarts, donkey carts, cyclists, mopeds, motorbikes, green taxis and a few private cars – not many coaches or lorries, although there are a few – I think they don’t really get in to town very much, but are common on the roads between towns.
If you want to have a look on Google Earth, the coordinates of the building where I live are something like
11° 10’ 58” N and 4° 18’ 45” W
And the building where I work, which is quite close by:
11° 10’ 23” N and 4° 18’ 31” W
In the centre of town there are hotels, restaurants, cafes, a huge market and lots of shops, some touting African Art and souvenirs to tourists, but more serving locals. And of course loads more roadside stalls, selling shoes (mostly flip flops/thongs or trainers), clothes, bags, kitchen equipment….. but more about shopping another time!