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Wednesday, 28 October 2020

GERD talks + education lead the conversation on Egypt’s airwaves

The fresh round of tripartite negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was at the top of the talking heads’ agenda last night, with former Irrigation Minister Mohamed Nasr Allam phoning into Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 5:55) and Yahduth fi Misr (watch, runtime: 3:28) to provide color commentary. We have chapter and verse on yesterday’s meeting between officials from Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia in this morning’s Diplomacy + Foreign Trade, below.

Education was also in the limelight on the airwaves yesterday: Education Minister Tarek Shawki had a chat with Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi about planned regulations the ministry will begin implementing at private schools to ensure parents make good on tuition fee payments in a timely manner. The regulations would also penalize schools that try to impose any changes to their tuition fees at any point during the academic year, Shawki said (watch, runtime: 16:52). Lamees also discussed the government’s plan to financially support an additional 1 mn students to be able to attend school with Social Solidarity Minister Nevine Kabbaj (watch, runtime: 5:43). We have the full story in this morning’s Speed Round, below.

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