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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Cairo terrorist attack dominates talk shows

Sunday’s deadly terrorist attack in Cairo, which claimed the life of at least 20 people and injured almost 50 others, dominated talk shows last night. We have chapter and verse in this morning’s Speed Round, below.

A donation campaign launched by El Hekaya channel to contribute to the restoration of the National Cancer Institute, which was heavily damaged by the attack, has so far collected EGP 72 mn (watch, runtime: 02:07). Amr Adib said UAE’s Mohammed bin Zayed alone donated a staggering EGP 50 mn to the campaign (watch, runtime: 05:20).

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah in Cairo yesterday for talks on strengthening economic, cultural and tourism ties (watch, runtime: 05:24).

The official signing of an agreement between a Bombardier-led consortium and Egypt for two USD 4.5 bn-worth monorails also earned some airtime with Al Hayah’s Khaled Abu Bakr (watch, runtime: 01:51). We have the deets on this agreement in our Speed Round, below.

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