Eighteen Eritrean mutineers interned in a camp in Afar
With the agreement of the Eritrean general staff, 18 of the 52 soldiers who had fled from Eritrea to Ethiopia were transferred to the Asaita refugee camp.
As the rest of Africa suspended flights in and out of China, Ethiopian Airlines stepped in to relay Chinese humanitarian equipment across the continent. This gave prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali an opportunity to assert his position as a pan-African leader and is also a testament to the operation coordinator, the company's rising star Fitsum Abadi.
The African Union may have appointed him to tackle the coronavirus pandemic across the continent, but Strive Masiyiwa does not enjoy the same level of confidence from authorities in his native Zimbabwe. The country's central bank has clipped the wings of EcoCash, Masiyiwa's mobile money business, which plays a key role in the country's economy.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has exasperated already strained relations between the Trump administration and Beijing, Barack Obama has taken a step in the opposite direction. His foundation quietly sought out the Chinese tech giant Alibaba to work on mutual projects in Africa.