This article is certainly a controversial one but definitely contains some ideas that merit debate and discussion. The author also has a book on the FUUO Book List. After South Sudan: The Case to Keep Dividing Africa by G. Pascal Zachary.
When I first read Kristof's article I thought it was an okay read. After I read Bohnstedt's blistering rebuttal to it, I was reminded that I
An African Adventure, and a Revelation by Nicholas Kristof.