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Sunday, 6 September 2020

SFE, cancelled SAT exams top stories on talk shows as Amr Adib returns to air

SATs exams, SFE in the spotlight on the airwaves last night: Head of the Sovereign Fund of Egypt Ayman Soliman dropped into El Hekaya while Education Minister Tarek Shawky discussed the cancellation of the SATs exams with Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa. We have the details in this morning’s Speed Round and What We’re Tracking Today.

Salah Diab arrest update: Moussa also gave an update on the arrest of Pico Group and Masry Al Youm founder Salah Diab, who faces charges of illegal appropriation of state land. Moussa noted that Diab’s detention has been extended for another 15 days and that he faces tax evasion charges to the tune of EGP 11.1 bn, the largest figure ever recorded (watch, runtime: 9:33).

How Sudan’s flooding benefits Egypt: El Hekaya’s Amr Adib also spoke with Irrigation Ministry spokesperson Mohamed El Sibai, who said that water management at the Aswan High Dam could allow Egypt to benefit from floods in Sudan that raise water levels in Lake Nasser. He also touched on the last round of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam talks, lamenting the lack of progress on the same sticking points of the dam’s filling and operation schedule (watch, runtime: 2:35), (watch, runtime: 1:08), (watch, runtime: 1:25).

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