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Sunday, 24 January 2021

Last Night’s Talk Shows on 24 January 2021

The announcement that Egypt’s covid-19 vaccine program will start today dominated the conversation on the airwaves last night. We have full coverage of the story in this morning’s Covid Watch, above.


  • School exams: Mid-year examinations will begin after students return from their mid-year vacation on 20 February, Higher Education Minister Khaled Abd El-Ghaffar told Amr Adib. The dates will still depend on the state of the covid-19 outbreak, he said, voicing optimism that the worst of the second wave is now over (watch, runtime: 4:24).
  • President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s speech on village development got a lot of attention: Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 11:19), Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 5:57), and Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 7:53).
  • Ten years on: Masaa DMC’s Ahmed El-Deriny interviewed Senator Abd El-Moniem Saeed, who gave his analysis of the 25 January revolution (watch, runtime: 3:36).

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