US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will step down from the role “in the coming days” after a year marked by deadly crises in Ethiopia and Sudan. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that David Satterfield, the outgoing US ambassador to Turkey, will take up the role and that the department had always intended for Feltman’s appointment as special envoy to be less than a year. The US announcement came on the heels of one by China which said it would appoint special envoy to foster peace in the turbulent Horn of Africa and wanted to shift focus on the continent to trade over infrastructure.