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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Egypt’s ties with Africa reign supreme on the airwaves

As Egypt gears up to assume its presidency of the African Union on Sunday, our role in the organization and ties with Africa were in the spotlight on last night’s talk shows.

There has been a sea-change in Egypt’s relationship with the rest of the continent since Egypt’s membership in the AU was suspended in 2013, Al Hayah Al Youm’s Khaled Abu Bakr said (watch, runtime: 03:03). Rep. Tarek Radwan chalked up the change to government-led efforts such as creating an African Affairs committee in the House (watch, runtime: 05:54). Masaa DMC’s Osama Kamal also touched on the topic (watch, runtime: 08:26).

State-owned companies delivered EGP 11 bn in profits during the last fiscal year, and that figure should double within a year and a half, Public Enterprises Minister Hisham Tawfik said on Al Hayah Al Youm. Tawfik recapped his ministry’s plans to salvage or liquidate companies currently in the red (watch, runtime: 16:26).

Cabinet Spokesman Nader Saad explained the new fuel pricing mechanism for 95 octane fuel, which will be implemented in April. Watch his conversation with Yahduth fi Masr’s Sherif Amer (watch, runtime: 09:05).

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