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Sunday, 29 November 2020

Last Night’s Talk Shows on 29 November 2020

President Abdel FattahEl Sisi’s first visit to South Sudan led the coverage on the talk shows last night. Former foreign ministry officials and pundits were all over the airwaves last night chewing over the importance of the trip. Amany El Tawil, an Africa expert at the Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, appeared on Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 6:30) and El Hekaya (watch, runtime: 2:41 | 1:14 | 1:13 | 1:57) and highlighted the timing of the visit, coming amid conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray which threatens to destabilize the region. Mohamed Hegazy, former assistant foreign minister for African Affairs, told Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa that South Sudan is an important strategic partner to Egypt in the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, without elaborating (watch, runtime: 15:31). Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal also had the story (watch, runtime: 7:37).

But the big topic last night? That would be Al Ahly’s 2-1 victory over longtime rival Zamalek in the African Champions League on Friday. Coverage: Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 5:44), Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 9:38), Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 27: 46), El Hekaya (watch, runtime: 3:44) and Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 14:06) all covered the derby.

Also on the airwaves last night: Restoration work on the National Cancer Institute will finish in the next 30 days, more than a year after the building was damaged in a terrorist attack, Higher Education Minister Khaled Abd El-Ghaffar told El Hekaya's Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 1:14).

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