GWYNNE DYER: Ethiopia and Nigeria: Dismantling Africa

In Summary
  • It’d be a catastrophe if these countries, containing a quarter of Africa’s total population, were to be Balkanised, but that may be coming
  • If the Serbs and the Croats can’t live together happily, why should we expect the Igbo and the Hausa, or the Tigrayans and the Amharas, to do so?

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, ...

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