If your neighbour's roof is on fire and you decided to keep the water in your house from him; all that is needed is just a little wind and your house is on fire too. The little water you have will never be sufficient to put out your own fire.
Islamists are all over the place now, so many of those war urchins in Libya are now evangelists in their various countries; a united front is needed to overcome this, otherwise, Africa will soon cease to exist.
Northern Mali if left unchecked may serve as a training ground for sophisticated Boko Haram members. Their belief would be -since we captured northern Mali, we can also capture Northern Nigeria and they may eventually channel their resources into this cause, I dont need to tell you what that portends for Nigeria.