Stunting rates range between 10% in prosperous areas of southern Nigeria to over 50% in parts of the north.
Off the Horn of Africa, another migrant boat disaster on the perilous route to Yemen and the Gulf states from Somalia early in the month cost at least 60 lives
In December last year, bulldozers demolished homes and schools in 21 IDP settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu, forcing more than 5,000 families to flee further from the city some to al-Shabaab-controlled areas
But by far the worst-affected countries have been Somalia and South Sudan. Zambia, lies in the middle of a range of countries caught in the surge of cases, from struggling Mozambique to relatively prosperous Kenya.
There are just too many foreign military actors on the continent busy executing their own agendas.
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