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:
- Lebanon is still protesting against austerity measures Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary reported (watch, runtime: 06:00) and (watch, runtime: 15:35). Meanwhile, Adib urged Egyptians not to mock the situation in Lebanon because “it’s very serious” (watch, runtime: 05:38).
- Turkey continued its offensive against Syria on Saturday, killing women and children, Al Assal said (watch, runtime: 02:13), pointing to support from Doha (watch, runtime: 03:17).
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.