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Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Last Night’s Talk Shows on 10 November 2020

Finance Minister Mohamed Maait stole the limelight on the airwaves last night, sitting down with Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of public finance, the ministry’s covid-19 response, tax reform and the IMF standby loan (watch, runtime: 16:24). We have full coverage of the interview in this morning’s Speed Round, below.

Optimism about a covid-19 vaccine also got airtime, as we note in What We’re Tracking Today, above.

Are GERD talks now on hold amid conflict in Ethiopia? El Hekaya’s Amr Adib interviewed Amany Al Tawil, the African affairs expert at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, who said that the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region will mean that negotiations will likely be put on hold for at least two months until the incoming Biden administration engages with the dispute, and expressed hope that an agreement can be reached by next February (watch, runtime: 3:37).

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