Last night’s talk shows for Thursday, 9 January 2020
Developments in Libya got the headline treatment on the talk shows last night: All eyes were on yesterday’s meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo, which saw Egypt, France, Greece, and Cyprus join together to condemn the Turkish intervention in Libya. Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal rang up strategic expert Samir Farag, who praised Egypt’s political leadership, diplomats, military for their handling of the crisis (watch, runtime: 9:33). Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan also had a short segment on the meeting (watch, runtime: 2:12), as did Min Masr’s Amr Khalil (watch, runtime: 2:24). We have the latest on the unfolding situation in Libya in this morning’s Speed Round below.
The talking heads are confident that we’ll see a final GERD agreement this week: As the final round of negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia kicked off yesterday, Min Masr’s Amr Khalil claimed that there are only a few hurdles left before an agreement can be finalized (watch, runtime: 2:41). Meanwhile, former Irrigation Minister Mohamed Nasr Allam told Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer that the three sides have already worked out controversial issues such as the time for filling the Ethiopian dam's reservoir (watch, runtime: 5:15).
Your significant other isn’t proposing because of geopolitics: Gold prices are rising due to the tension between the US and Iran, according to Deputy Head of the Gold Division Rafik Abbas who told Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer that the prices possibly could decline soon (watch, runtime: 3:12).
International football stars gather in Hurghada: Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal covered the CAF 2019 awards at Sahl Hasheesh, which was notable for the absence of Mohamed Salah who won an award for best attacker in Africa (watch, runtime: 4:37).