Last Night’s Talk Shows: Personal Status Act progress + No war-related losses for Suez Canal
Leading the airwaves last night: The new committee tasked with redrafting the Personal Status Act. Minister of Justice Omar Marwan issued a decree yesterday forming the judicial committee tasked with drafting a new version of the Personal Status Act. The ten-strong committee includes two women judges and is tasked with outlining the legislation within four months. Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 4:47) and Mas’aa DMC (watch, runtime: 11:19) gave the news major billing.
The committee’s line-up received praise from the National Council for Women, with council head Maya Morsy saying she has full confidence in it to draft a “balanced and fair law” that preserves “family cohesion and stability.” Controversial amendments to a previous bill, which critics argued would curb women’s rights and legal protections, were shelved by the House last year after backlash.
AND- Suez Canal shakes off war in Ukraine: LNG tankers coming from the Gulf and the south towards Europe have “compensated and even overcome the loss of [maritime] traffic from the Black Sea” due to war in Ukraine, Suez Canal Authority head Osam Rabie told Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 1:58). The canal is still targeting USD 7 bn in revenues by the end of the current fiscal year in June, Rabie told Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa (watch, runtime: 3:07)
Also on the airwaves last night:
- Egypt will provide 30 mn covid-19 vaccines to African states in partnership with the African Union, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi announced (watch, runtime: 3:08) during the Africa Health ExCon. (Al Hayah Al Youm | watch, runtime: 5:47)
- More details on Mokattam Corniche’s new look: Public Enterprises Minister Hesham Tawfik spoke with Amr Adib about the five-year, EGP 32 bn development plan for the area. (El Hekaya | watch, runtime: 8:14)