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Thursday, 18 August 2022

Amer’s departure from the CBE was everywhere on the airwaves last night

The departure of CBE governor Tarek Amer was the topic du jour on the airwaves last night: Former Central Bank of Egypt Tarek Amer’s exit from the bank got a fair amount of coverage from the talking heads last night, including from Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 8:06) Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 4:51) and Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 2:02). The talking heads all wished Amer the best of luck in his new role as presidential advisor and gave a rundown of the potential scenarios following Amer’s resignation — or “apology” as Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa insisted on calling it. We have all the details in the news well, above.

This clip has not aged well: Only a few nights ago, Ahmed Moussa was shutting down what he deemed “anti-Egyptian” and “fankoosh” rumors of Amer’s resignation (watch, runtime: 1:44).

The Higher Education Ministry's announcement of the minimum grades required for acceptance into public universities under the ministry’s first phase of the public university enrollment (tansik) system also got some attention on the airwaves last night, with Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 8:06) and Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 3:58) talking to ministry spokesperson Adel Abdel Ghaffar about the requirements.

Also on the airwaves last night:

  • New container terminals at the Alexandria Port will be unveiled before the end of the year, with some of the largest shipping companies lining up to operate and manage them. (Masaa DMC | watch, runtime: 2:02) + (Ala Mas’ouleety | watch, runtime: 9:04)
  • Private Arabic and language schools can only hike tuition fees within the range of 7-25%, in line with the Education Ministry’s price caps, chairman of the Private Schools Owners Association Badawy Allam said. (Salet El Tahrir | watch, runtime: 4:44)
  • Twenty-five pre-trial detainees were released yesterday by the Presidential Pardons Committee. (Al Hayah Al Youm | watch, runtime: 8:52)

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