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Thursday, 11 March 2021

Last Night’s Talk Shows on 11 March 2021

The attempted [redacted] assault on a young girl in Maadi earlier this week continued to get airtime on last night’s talk shows.

The Prosecutor General ordered yesterday a man to face trial on charges of assaulting a minor, for which the penalty is 7-15 years in prison. Additional time in prison could also be tacked onto his sentence for luring and forcing [redacted] activity on the child, according to Yahduth fi Misr’s Sherif Amer (watch, runtime: 8:11). Amer discussed the case and the potential penalties with the girl’s lawyer (watch, runtime: 4:56). Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa also took note of the updates (watch, runtime: 1:51).

Special attention for GERD: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations were of particular interest to Moussa, who called on the UN to interfere and mediate a compromise between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia (watch, runtime 9:03).

Egypt and Sudan should pursue plans to set up an international quartet to mediate the negotiation, as Ethiopia has shown it is intentionally stalling talks, former deputy chief of Sudanese Intelligence Hanafi Abdullah told Moussa (watch, runtime 11:17). Addis Ababa appears to be buying time until it concludes the second round of the dam filling, which would have very dangerous consequences for Khartoum and Cairo, former Irrigation Minister Mohamed Nasr Allam told Moussa (watch, runtime: 18:12).

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