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Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Last Night’s Talk Shows: El Sisi’s speech in celebration of Armed Forces Day

It was a slow night on the airwaves: With some of our go-to talking heads off for the night, top billing went to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s speech in celebration of Armed Forces Day on 6 October. Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 3:57) and Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 5:00) both covered El Sisi’s speech.

The president struck a reassuring note on the economy: “We will by the grace of God sail through these difficult circumstances,” El Sisi said, in an apparent reference to the economic woes facing the country — from high inflation to a weakening EGP and a shortage of FX for imports — as a result of global headwinds spurred by war in Ukraine.

Also worth noting:

  • School safety: Following two tragic accidents, the Education Ministry has issued a decision to shut down any school building whose structural integrity is compromised in a way that could pose a danger to students or staff. Masaa DMC had the story (watch, runtime: 11:02).
  • How have import issues impacted our clothing sector? Mohamed El Sallab, deputy chair of the House Industry Committee, explains to Hadrat El Mowaten (watch, runtime: 4:56).
  • Bringing the Rosetta stone home: Zahi Hawass will soon share an online petition to bring the stone back to Egypt from the UK, he said in a phone call to Hadrat El Mowaten (watch, runtime: 5:19).

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