The lengthy nature of some of Africas wars is one of the main hindrances to ending the refugee cycle. The Somalia war is over 27 years and the DRC been in conflict since the 1990s.
More than $2 billion was pledged at the Lake Chad crisis, more than the $1.5 billion sought and three times the disappointing haul last year.
More than 4 million people, one third of the population, have fled their homes since South Sudans brutal war began in December 2013
The big question now is whether Abiy will pull Ethiopian troops from land around the frontier town of Badme, which an international commission in 2003 determined belonged to Eritrea.
The next 12 months are not likely to be kind to African democracy.