Is Nigeria bifurcating between the teeming urban corridor of Lagos-Ibadan, and the Boko Haram-infested northeast, where killings happen daily?
Ten years ago the UN Security Council mandated the dreaded Janjaweed militia be disarmed. They never really were.
The extremist Somalis have killed soccer fans and bombed stadiums. But it seems their jihadis love the beautiful game and have their own 'halal' team. A score requires an 'Alahu Akbar!'
Five of the new 'high priority' countries – Ethiopia, India, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, and Nigeria – account for 50 percent of child deaths worldwide.
The Chibok girls were abducted in a state the size of Ireland that has 30,000 schools. Those basic logistics are not so easy to surmount.
Africa is booming based on commodities sales. But buyers like China are not transferring 'know how.' Without more of a middle class and new Mandela-like leaders, things could go sideways.
With civil war, the Security Council changed its South Sudan mission from nation building to civilian protection. Even China is sending peacekeepers.
Sudan is again witnessing serious violence including in Darfur, and South Sudan's civil war has put it on the brink of collapse.
Nigeria has the third largest internally displaced population in the world. Now comes Boko Haram. Neither the government nor international organizations have systematically assessed the situation.