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Tuesday, 29 June 2021

On the airwaves last night: New private sector minimum wage + has Ethiopia begun filling the GERD?

Most of the nation’s talking heads had something to say about the new minimum wage for private-sector workers, announced by the Planning Ministry yesterday, and due to be introduced at the start of 2022. Among those who took note of the news: Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 6:42 | 3:30 | 2:40) and Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 5:22). We have the full story in this morning’s news well, above.

The rainy season in Ethiopia has begun: Ethiopia resumed filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and is storing about 100 mn cubic meters of water each day after the rainy season began a few days ago, Abbas Sharaky, professor of water resources at Cairo University, claimed on El Hekaya (watch, runtime: 5:00). The reservoir should store water as soon as the rains begin as the spillways are now open in both directions, Sharaky said, noting that the filling process should take two to three weeks. Al Hayah Al Youm had coverage of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Rome yesterday to join global talks focused on defeating Daesh (watch, runtime: 6:58 | 1:31).

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