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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

The latest on Egypt’s GERD talks; sporting activities are making a (gradual) comeback

The latest developments in Egypt’s negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam were once again the main talking point on the airwaves. Al Kahera Alaan’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 03:33) and El Hekaya’s Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 2:52) both took note of the story, which we also cover in this morning’s Diplomacy + Foreign Trade, below.

Sporting activities are making a (gradual) comeback: The Youth and Sports Ministry has decided to allow sporting clubs to gradually resume sporting activities and training as of 1 July, leading with non-contact sports such as tennis, golf, archery, and weightlifting. Sports with “medium” levels of contact (including rowing, hockey, and volleyball, among others) and contact sports that take place in enclosed spaces, such as squash, judo, taekwondo, and handball, will be allowed to begin training on 1 July and resume competitions on 1 August. Minister Ashraf Sobhi phoned in to Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 7:04) and Al Kahera Alaan (watch, runtime: 10:56) to explain the ministry’s plan to safely resume these activities.

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