It will take more than a Canadian military training mission and an undermanned regional coalition to contain the spillover effects of Boko Haram in the Sahel.
Production disruptions, the spread of Islamic State, and two governments hanging on by a fiscal thread – Libya is descending into anarchy. But that hasn't stopped Italy’s Eni and other producers from keeping the oil flowing.
All of South Africa’s political ills are weakening its position at the bargaining table, and may cost it billions in rand in the end.
Libya is in chaos; it has been since the West and Qatar-aided civil war that brought an end to Colonel Qadhafi’s regime. But another military intervention is definitely not what's needed.
Nigeria is home to a fundamentalist insurgency that predates the ascendance of ISIS, and 2015 could just be the year that Boko Haram succeeds in carving a chunk out of Africa’s most populous state.