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Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Last Night’s Talk Shows: Mogamma overhaul in the spotlight + there’s a storm brewin’

Mogamma overhaul gets star treatment: The Sovereign Fund of Egypt signing contracts with a US consortium to develop and manage downtown Cairo’s Mogamma complex was at the top of the talking heads’ agendas last night, with coverage from El Hekaya’s Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 4:47), Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa (watch, runtime: 5:08), and Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 0:34). We have the story in full in this morning’s news well, above.

Meanwhile, an expected bout of bad weather over the next couple of days also earned airtime. We might be getting a full-blown storm on the back of strong winds and dust, coupled with potential rainfall today and tomorrow, director of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority’s forecasting center Mahmoud Shahin told Adib. Rainfall is expected in the country’s northwestern region first today before hitting Alexandria, parts of the east coast, and Cairo tomorrow, according to Shaheen (watch, runtime: 2:34). Moussa also discussed the weather forecast with the forecasting center’s undersecretary, Iman Shaker (watch, runtime: 20:25).

Also: The Administrative Control Authority arrested yesterday a former secretary-general of the Cairo governorate on charges of graft that led to EGP 76 mn in foregone state revenues, Moussa reported (watch, runtime: 32:12).

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