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Monday, 7 October 2019

FinMin calls state entities to respect minimum wage, El Sisi says Egypt to prevail against “dangerous waves”

The nation’s talking heads have had plenty to keep themselves occupied over the past two nights:

FinMin warns against violating minimum wage decision: Finance Minister Mohamed Maait has called on all public bodies to commit to the prime minister’s decision to raise the minimum wage, Assal also noted (watch, runtime: 02:32). Maait asked organizations that are financially incapable of meeting the decision to request a raise in income to cover its employees’ salaries.

Egypt always prevails against “dangerous waves” mostly coming from abroad, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Sunday in a televised speech to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the 6th of October War (watch, runtime: 10:05). “Throughout the past decades, war has taken different shapes and forms until it now targets the peoples' morale, and enters citizens' houses through new media platforms,” he said.

US urges for agreement between Nile neighbors to satisfy all sides: A US statement calling for an agreement between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was unsurprisingly a topic of discussion on Saturday with Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal (watch, runtime: 04:49). We have more on this in this morning’s Speed Round, below.

PM looking at ways to boost industrial production: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly issued a decision for 19 new industrial chambers to be set up, Hona Al Asema’s Reham Ibrahim said (watch, runtime: 05:11). The new chambers would include ones dedicated to handicrafts, printing, packaging, woodwork, furniture manufacturing, among other things.

Mo Salah’s injured ankle also earned some airtime last night with Ibrahim, who noted that the Liverpool forward had to sit out the rest of Saturday’s match against Leicester City (watch, runtime: 02:48).

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