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Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Education, diplomacy, and football on the airwaves last night

It was another mellow night on the airwaves, with education and diplomacy among the highlights. Amr Adib again noted the lack of social distancing in and around schools as students return to classrooms (watch, runtime: 1:43). Education Minister Tarek Shawky told the El Hekaya host that Egypt faces a massive challenge to social distancing with the return of in person schooling during covid due to its large student body (watch, runtime: 1:02).

Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lubna Assal took note of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's arrival in Budapest to attend a summit with the Visegrád Group, in which Egypt is participating for the second time (watch, runtime: 2:49). We noted Egypt’s participation in the summit in yesterday’s EnterprisePM.

Egypt’s 3-0 win against Libya in the World Cup qualifiers also got some airtime, with Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi speaking to retired footballer Hosni Abd Rabo, who dissected the team’s winning strategy (watch, runtime 3:37). Adib chatted with footballer turned manager Mido, who praised Pharaohs’ newly appointed coach, Carlos Queiroz (watch, runtime 12:10).

The mysteriousSahel Bridge microbus” seems to have taken a dive, after all. El Hadidi phoned El Watan editor-in-chief Samy Abdel Rady, who said there’s video evidence of an unidentified “white body” falling off the Sahel bridge in Embaba on Sunday (watch, runtime: 5:28). As of dispatch time, the vehicle was yet to be found.

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