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An Unpopular Coup in Burkina Faso

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Members of the Presidential Security Regiment in Burkina Faso have seized control of the government in Ouagadougou and have kept the transitional government representatives under house arrest. Media reports suggest that the President has been released, but there are conflicting reports stating that this hasn’t happened.

There are reports of fresh violence in the capital where protesters have gathered to express their solidarity with the transitional government.

Boko Haram Expands With ISIS-Style Social Media Presence

By Kylie Bull
Managing Editor of HSToday
Special for In Homeland Security

Long focused on Nigeria, and perhaps therefore not troubling international media a great deal, Boko Haram recently extended its reach with attacks in Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

On Feb. 13 in Ngouboua, Chad, Boko Haram jihadists launched attacks against civilians, killing scores including the local traditional leader.