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Dismantling Africa

By Gwynne Dyer      

Nigeria and Ethiopia, the two most populous countries on the continent, are both stumbling towards disintegration.

Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed, pictured left, and Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria, like Ethiopia, is full of clever, ambitious young people with the education and skills to transform the country if only it was politically stable, but that is asking for the moon, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Flickr

LONDON, U.K.— Something is going wrong in Africa. Nigeria and Ethiopia, the two most populous countries on the continent, are both stumbling towards disintegration. There are now 54 sovereign African countries, which really ought to be enough, but in a few years there could be 60.

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