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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Last night’s talk shows for Monday 20 January 2020

Yesterday’s UK-Africa Investment Summit took the spotlight on the talk shows last night: Al Kahera Alaan’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 5:40) and Min Masr’s Reham Ibrahim (watch, runtime: 2:11) both took note of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s speech, which stressed

Africa's needs for infrastructure and empowering youth and women. Live from London, Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan interviewed UK Investment Minister Graham Stuart who said that the summit reflected the UK government's intention to invest in Africa and noted that the UK is Egypt’s biggest investor (watch, runtime: 7:35). The Egyptian Ambassador to London Tarek Adel also praised the summit, telling Lobna Assal on Al Hayah Al Youm that it will create many partnerships between Africa and the world and help to combat illegal financial flows (watch, runtime: 5:33). We have more on the goings-on at the summit in this morning’s Speed Round below.

The Finance Ministry’s presser received some airtime by talking head numero uno Al Kahera Alaan’s Lamees El Hadidi, who covered most of the headline figures in a short segment (watch, runtime: 2:41). We have an elaborate rundown of yesterday’s press conference in the Speed Round below.

There was still room for some GERD-talk: ‘Let’s not get ahead of ourselves’ was the message delivered by former Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy in an interview with El Hadidi last night, who didn’t sound totally optimistic on the chances of the latest round Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam talks delivering a final agreement (watch, runtime: 24:01).

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