Obama vs the Traffic in Downtown Cairo

Keeping the president safe -- and mobile -- in Egypt's capital

Monday, June 01, 2009

President Obama plans to visit Cairo this week, creating an enormous challenge for his own and Egypt's security services. They will have to navigate one of the world’s most notoriously traffic-choked cities. The government recently started a campaign to promote "discipline in the streets." The BBC’s Christian Fraser knows precisely how bad things can get and how much needs to be done to create order in the streets of the Egyptian capital.


Christian Fraser

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