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Sunday, 10 February 2019

El Sisi in Addis Ababa, Lagarde and Maait’s sit-down, electricity bill collectors embezzle EGP 19 mn

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s arrival in Addis Ababa yesterday to assume Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union was the talk of the town on last night’s talk shows.

Corruption and intra-group conflicts within the AU will be among Egypt’s top challenges during its one-year tenure at the helm of the organization, Rep. Hatem Bashat told Hona Al Asema’s Reham Ibrahim (watch, runtime: 05:04). Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary also gave a quick rundown of El Sisi’s agenda for the two-day summit (watch, runtime: 01:10).

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Finance Minister Mohamed Maait’s sit-down in Dubai (which we note in What We’re Tracking Today, above) also came up on Hona Al Asema (watch, runtime: 04:11).

Two electricity bill collectors have allegedly managed to steal EGP 19 mn from “high-consumption” payers, which had El Hekaya’s Amr Adib (metaphorically) tearing out his hair (watch, runtime: 04:46).

Adib’s blood pressure returned to healthy levels as he looked at the progress on the new administrative capital (watch, runtime: 05:20).

The Education Ministry plans to hire teachers for the current academic year (yes, the one that began five months ago) within three weeks, Deputy Minister Mohamed Omar said on Hona Al Asema. The ministry has received around 220k applications through a hiring competition it recently launched (watch, runtime: 11:25).

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