Chris Blattman

Your neocolonial moment for the day

The newest expatriate sport in Rwanda? Motorcycle polo.

Instead of horses, of which there are few in Rwanda, players drive and ride motorcycles, of which there are many. Along the slick roads here, in Rwanda’s capital, they are commonly used as taxis, and a growing number of young Rwandan motorcyclists turn up at competitions to show off and practice their skills.

Photo shoot and article here.

I am pretty sure the expats do not wear spurs, but perhaps it is only a matter of time.

2 Responses

  1. As a former expat who participated in Kigali motopolo, I can assure you they/we didn’t wear spurs and that the drivers have a great time.

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