It's not close to being over , the already well armed Islamists now have even more weapons from Libya etc . And historic tribal conflicts that have been repressed by strong arm dictators have been over thrown , without any real replacement . With the problems already facing Africa , religious conflict will only make things much worse . It's also very difficult to defeat an enemy who has no fear of death . Look how hard it was for the US to defeat the Japanese in WWII . Things don't look good for Africa IMHO .