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AU summit in Addis Ababa ignores Nile dam crisis

The 35th African Union Summit was held in Addis Ababa to discuss peace and security issues in Africa, but the Grand Ethiopian Renassiance Dam was not on the agenda.
State heads pose during the 35th Session of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Feb. 5, 2022.

CAIRO — Even as negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) remain stalled, the 35th African Union (AU) Summit was held on Feb. 5-6 at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The summit did not tackle the GERD crisis, which has been strongly disputed between Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa for more than a decade in Africa.

Heads of states and governments from the 55 AU member states participated in the summit’s meetings, including Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

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