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Sunday, 20 October 2019

El Sisi to co-chair Russia-Africa summit in Sochi

It was a mixed bag of nuts on the airwaves last night, with no one story dominating the airwaves.

Egypt will participate in the two-day Russia-Africa summit in Sochi in late November, Hona Al Asema’s Reham Ibrahim reported(watch, runtime: 08:13). President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will co-chair the summit alongside Russian President Vladmir Putin, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see some reporting by the talking heads from Sochi.

It was the Constitutional Court’s fiftieth birthday yesterday, Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal noted (watch, runtime: 06:31). President El Sisi invited judges to celebrate the event, Hona Al Asema’s Ibrahim added in her report (watch, runtime: 05:09).

El Sisi met with Military Production Minister Mohamed El Assar to discuss national projects and domestic manufacturing, among other issues, Ibrahim said in a separate segment (watch, runtime: 01:49).

Egypt has connected Nile water to North Sinai through the Sheikh Jaber Canal, El Hekaya’s Amr Adib reported, explaining to his audience that the move shows we still have control over our waters and that Sinai is not being neglected (watch, runtime: 11:12). The development will help boost agriculture in the peninsula, he said.

What the talking heads want you to know about foreign affairs:

Lamees is (almost) back: The queen of night-time talk shows is scheduled to return to the airwaves tonight. We’ll be adding her to our roundup tomorrow morning.

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