It seems like an amusing ailment: the major visible symptom is nodding a lot while you eat. Hell, I know plenty of healthy people that do that. But this new disease is spreading fast in Africa, and claiming lives as it goes.
Looks like sunshine is just about to join oil, as yet another commodity to be exploited by Western powers in poorer countries. This time though, it doesn't sound like a half-bad idea. Set up large solar and wind farms in the African desert to power both the local region and Europe.