South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar returns to Juba +++ Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed addresses thousands of Ethiopians in Germany +++ China threatens to stop Kenya railway construction over fish import ban
Freedom of travel, free trade, democratic elections in several countries including Ethiopia. Africa has promised to accomplish much in 2020. However, DW's Claus Stäcker expects a rather problematic year.
An arms embargo, asset freezes and travel bans – the UN Security Council has slapped an extension of sanctions on South Sudan. In the meantime, new clashes have left scores dead.
An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route to Nairobi crashed shortly after takeoff, with the airline confirming that there were no survivors. The pilot had reported difficulties and asked for permission to turn back.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir have begun this Monday mediation of the second round of peace talks between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.
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