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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Last Night’s Talk Shows on 9 February 2021

Al Ahly and Bayern Munich's match in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup got an enthusiastic cheer from all the familiar pundits last night, despite Al Ahly’s 2-0 loss. Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 2:15) and El Hekaya’s Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 0:39) praised the team’s performance, while Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa gave a play-by-play rundown of the match (watch, runtime 16:39).

Also getting lots of coverage: The emergency Arab League meeting between Palestine’s Fatah and Hamas. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry phoned into Ala Mas’ouleety to explain the importance of the meeting in showing a united front from Arab states on the Palestinian issue, particularly with a new administration in the White House, and highlighted Egypt’s role in advancing the reconciliation (watch, runtime: 4:53) Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal (watch, runtime: 2:02) also took note.

The government’s planned investments, including mega projects such as the repurposing of the Mogamaa and railway development, were the main topic of discussion for Planning Minister Hala El Said with Lobna Assal on Al Hayah Al Youm. El Said delivered her policy address to MPs yesterday (watch, runtime: 17:38).

Also on the airwaves last night:

  • Ezbet El Haggana residents are happy with the government’s planned development of the neighborhood, despite the need to remove a row of buildings for roadworks, MP Mohamed El Sallab said. The development includes building sewage networks, schools and a hospital in the area, MP Amr El Sonbaty said (Lamees El Hadidi on Kelma Akhira | watch, runtime: 4:46 and watch, runtime: 4:10).

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