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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Terrorist bomber in Al Azhar dominates Egypt’s talk shows

As we anticipated yesterday, the terrorist bomber who killed two police officers near Al Azhar mosque on Monday dominated last night’s talk shows.

The security services’ pursuit of the bomber, who was responsible for an attempted attack on police on Friday, earned the praise of former assistant interior minister Mohamed Zaky (watch, runtime: 12:21). Yahduth fi Masr’s Sherif Amer was also full of praise for security forces, who he compared to American police during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing (watch, runtime: 06:59). The state is working to nip terrorism in its bud through development projects in underserved areas and drying out terrorist groups’ sources of funding, former assistant interior minister Osama Tawel explained to Hona Al Asema’s Lama Gebril (watch, runtime: 01:43). Masaa DMC’s Osama Kamal took note of the incident as well (watch, runtime: 03:36).

Elsewhere, CIT Minister Amr Talaat had a chat about his ministry’s initiative, Wazeefa Tech, which trains people for jobs in the IT industry. Under the initiative, the trainees are provided with a job at the end of the three-month training period, Talaat explained (watch, runtime: 06:49). The EGP 100 mn initiative is meant to support 3,300 young citizens, Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali told Hona Al Asema (watch, runtime: 08:15).

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