There is some interesting comment in this article on the challenges posed by the African Church and the advantages Justin Welby may have in dealing with them. It notes that the incoming archbishop has worked as a crisis negotiator in Africa, working with separatists in the Niger Delta and negotiating with Islamists in northern Nigeria, all experience which will be helpful. The article also claims that under Rowan Williams there has been very little real dialogue with Africa on this issue. It is hardly surprising that Williams might shrink from this - compare the hard line statements from Okoh with William's gentle tolerance - but I think this is a nettle that has to be grasped if Anglicanism is to reach a place where it is less dysfunctional.
Anybody who thinks this is not an immense challenge with the potential to cause greater rifts would be foolish though.This piece covers the anti-gay rights bill due to be introduced in Nigeria apparently before Christmas.