In the country's so-called Middle Belt, 785 people have died in the past two years, and the government is doing little to stop it.
Is the country turning into a failed state?
Between an Islamic insurgency, a security crackdown, and sectarian clashes, 571 people were killed in Africa's most populous country in April.
America's increasing emphasis on counterterrorism could undercut democracy promotion on the continent.
Though there have been recent setbacks, African democracy is developing well, and the U.S. should keep pushing
President Goodluck Jonathan is confronting an armed insurrection, a widening Christian-Muslim divide, corruption, poverty, accusations of fraud -- and that's just his first month in office