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Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Last Night’s Talk Shows on 2 March 2021

To nobody’s surprise, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s decision to freeze the implementation of the Real Estate Registry Act amendments for two years was far and away the biggest talking point on the airwaves last night. We have more details on the decree in Legislation Watch, above.

El Sisi’s decision was lauded by Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 7:10), El Hekaya’s Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 2:38), and Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa (watch, runtime: 2:25).

Also on the airwaves last night:

  • Certain articles of the draft Personal Status Act are detrimental to women’s rights in Egypt and undermine the rest of the bill that would have a positive effect (Lamees El Hadidi on Kelma Akhira | watch, runtime: 4:42).
  • The African Union has taken significant strides in improving infrastructure connectivity across the continent, including a recent agreement to set up a single electricity market in Africa, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy Amani Abou Zeid said. (Lobna Assal on Al Hayah Al Youm | watch, runtime: 4:39)
  • The investigation into the Fairmont [redacted] case is ongoing and the Prosecutor General has asked anybody who has the full video of the incident to come forward to help move the case along, the victim’s lawyer Mohamed Hammouda said. (Amr Adib on El Hekaya | watch, runtime: 4:02)
  • Ahmed Aboul Gheit is widely expected to be confirmed as the Arab League’s Secretary General for a second term today, pundit El Azab El Tayeb Taher said. (Lamees El Hadidi on Kelma Akhira | watch, runtime: 10:27)

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