Nigeria's security forces have been put on high alert after a new burst of sectarian violence left over 500 people dead, most of them women and children hacked to death by machete wielding gangs.
Please, nobody try to tell me that Africans in general have achieved the same degree of civilisation that we in Western Europe have. Please, nobody try to tell me that Colonialism was evil. Post Colonial Africa has done what all post colonial societies do, including ours; they revert to type. The continent is wracked by tribalism, genocide and ignorance. Boy, do they have a long way to go, about four to five hundred years more of social evolution. Let's just remember that when we next "celebrate multiculturalism", or get an out of hours doctor who believes that HIV can be cured by eating carrots.