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Sunday, 29 September 2019

Egypt brushes off UNHCR criticism, El Sisi talks new cities

Different week, same stories.

Egypt brushes off OHCHR criticism: Egypt has rejected criticism from the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet a wave of detentions that followed weekend protests earlier this month, Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal points out (watch, runtime: 06:49). We have more on this in our Speed Round, below.

El Sisi monitors progress in new cities: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly and Public Enterprises Minister Hisham Tawfik yesterday to discuss the latest developments in new cities his administration is building (watch, runtime: 04:39) and (watch, runtime: 14:40).

Meanwhile, El Hekaya’s Amr Adib had a field day mocking actor-turned-activist Mohamed Ali (watch, runtime: 03:24). Memes and jokes making fun of the exiled contractor made the rounds after Ali’s call for ‘millioniyya’ failed, the host said.

Corrected on 29 September 2019

A previous version of this article referred to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) as the UNHCR, which is used to denote the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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