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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Second day of National Youth Conference occupies Egypt’s talking heads

The National Youth Conference continued to occupy the talking heads on an otherwise bland night on the airwaves. Mohamed Salah’s nomination among the world’s top 10 footballers also got some attention.

The conference’s “Decent Life” session was the highlight of the second and final day. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said during that Egypt’s economic growth over the past decade has been “incompatible”with the population surge. He also talked about building new cities without straining the country's budget Hona Al Asema Reham Ibrahim dedicated a chunk of airtime to covering the session (watch, runtime: 39:25). El Sisi also hit on the region’s fluctuating oil prices in the context of the government’s ongoing fuel hedging contracts during the Ask the President Q&A session, the full two hours of which you can catch here.

Mohamed Salah’s nomination by football experts for the Best Fifa’s Men’s Player award also got some airtime last night. Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer was amongst those taking note (watch, runtime: 1:26). We have the story in this morning's Speed Round, below.

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