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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Eni talks, homelessness and sandstorm keep talking heads busy

Talks between Egypt and Italy’s Eni got some attention on the airwaves last night, with Al Hayah Al Youm‘s Khaled Abu Bakr dissecting what President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi said in their sit-down (watch, runtime: 03:53) The host highlighted that the Italian company has invested a total of USD 13 bn in Egypt over the past three years. We more on the meeting in this morning’s Energy section, below.

Abu Bakr also praised El Sisi for ordering that an elderly homeless woman named Safia be provided shelter and medical attention after pictures of her sleeping by a metro station circulated on social media (watch, runtime: 07:33). Abu Bakr said the government is dispatching buses to look after others who appear homeless and urged that citizens do the same as Egypt muddles through cold winter temperatures. Masaa DMC’s Osama Kamal also discussed the story of Safia, airing footage of the police relocating her to a safe place (watch, runtime: 04:07).

Al Hayah Al Youm also featured a segment on homeless children, who are the beneficiaries of a new Social Solidarity Ministry drive (watch, runtime: 08:09). DMC also had the story(watch, runtime: 05:00).

Cabinet Spokesman Nader Saad told Al Hayah Al Youm that Egypt winning rights to host major sporting events, including the 2019 African Cup, underscores the world’s trust in our organizational abilities as a country (watch, runtime: 04:21).

The largest textile and clothing complex yet in Sadat City will be finished in four years, instead of seven, Al Hayah Al Youm highlighted (watch, runtime: 08:08). We have in this morning’s Manufacturing section, below.

Four people were killed and 43 injured in yesterday’s sandstorm, Yahduth fi Masr’s Sherif Amer said (watch, runtime: 02:52).

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