Africa/Middle East briefing— Africa/Middle East


The lavish motorcade of Kenya's president, the new jet-set of Nigeria, and an old banknote for West Africa returns.

Aviation, Currency, Society

Me and my motorcade No.35

Luxury lines

Kenya [Mwai Kibaki]

Before the limousine with its fluttering flags, before the Land Rovers and the dozens of Mercedes with their tinted windows and secret service passengers, before the motorcycle outriders with their flashing lights, before even the sirens, the traffic itself is the first sign that Kenya’s president is on his way.

Police officers fan out across Nairobi to establish a comprehensive gridlock through which Mwai Kibaki and his entourage glides on car-less highways. This happens on an almost daily…


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