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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Another evening devoid of noteworthy business-related discussions on the airwaves

It was a mixed bag of nuts on the airwaves on another evening devoid of any noteworthy business or econ-related discussions.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech in Cairo on Thursday was a reflection of the Trump administration’s “clear and straightforward” policies, Al Shorouk’s editor-in-chief Emad El Din Hussein said on Hona Al Asema (watch, runtime: 02:35). We have the full story on Pompeo’s trip to Egypt in Speed Round, below.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi plans to hold regular meetings with Egypt’s governors to follow up on each governorate’s issues and projects, Ittihadiya spokesman Bassam Rady told Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary (watch, runtime 01:55).

African Cup preparations: Youth and Sports Ministry spokesman Mohamed Fawzy updated viewers on Egypt’s preparations to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations this summer. Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly has apparently taken the preparations as a chance to encourage investing in the country’s sports facilities (watch, runtime 01:35).

Al Azhar University’s curriculum allegedly includes several books that support extremist thought, undermine the concept of moderate Islam, and attack the Egyptian state, Rep. Ghada Agamy said on Hona Al Asema (watch, runtime: 03:43).

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