The African Union and the GERD crisis
The dispute between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been ongoing for a decade and attempts to negotiate have ended in a stalemate. Under the motto “African solutions to African problems”, the African Union (AU) has been trying to mediate talks between the three riparian states since 2020. Nevertheless, parties have failed to find a comprehensive agreement regulating the filling and operation of the Ethiopian dam.
In this episode, we are joined by Ambassador Frederic Ngoga Gateretse, Head of the conflict prevention and early warning division at the African Union Commission. We will be tackling the GERD controversy from the perspective of the AU, trying to fully understand the role that the organisation can play in the peaceful settlement of the Nile crisis.