Egypt’s garbage crisis bedevils new president
Ban on pigs that eat waste leaves city overflowing
Trash has been stacking up in Cairo, a problem that has worsened since the 2011 Egyptian revolution. The country’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, has vowed to tackle the mess during his first 100 days in office. The ambitious agenda he set out in June also includes easing Cairo’s anarchic traffic, improving the quality and quantity of bread, and restoring security.