The World Health Organization just warned that Ebola cases could top 20,000, while Nigeria cited its first deadly case outside Lagos.
Assassins tried to take out Muhammadu Buhari, probably the most popular politician with the 'street.' He was a presidential candidate in 2003, 2007, and 2011, and may be so again in 2015.
Boko Haram last week tried to assassinate a moderate Muslim prayer leader and a leading contender for Nigeria's presidency. Its latest abductee is the wife of Cameroon's deputy prime minister Amadou Ali.
With millions facing hunger and 1.5 million displaced, President Kiir and rebel leader Machar are supposed to lay down arms and figure out a new government. Just the opposite is happening.