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Wooden bikes take off in DRC city

Not being able to afford a car inspires Goma residents to innovate for getting around the hilly town.

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People in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo have suffered decades of conflict.

More than 90 percent live on less than two dollars a day and few can afford cars.

But people in the city of Goma are getting to grips with a different way of getting around town.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from Goma.

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