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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.

By Dr. Patricia Campbell
Assistant Provost at American Public University System

In 1993, the first post-colonial peaceful separation of two African states occurred when Eritrea seceded from Ethiopia.

By Hedi BenAicha
Vice President and Assistant Provost, Library and Instructional Resources
American Public University System

Tunisia, called cradle of the Arab Spring, is a North African country the size of New England, squeezed between two giant oil producing countries, Libya to the East and Algeria to the West. The term “squeezed” is intentional.

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.

By Kylie Bull
Managing Editor of Homeland Security Today
Special to In Homeland Security

The recent terror attacks in France killed 12 people. At the same time, Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria murdered approximately 2,000. The disparity in the media and public reaction to both events is immense.

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

The al-Qaida Somalia-based affiliate Al Shabaab, which has attracted radicalized Somalis from the U.S. and Western Europe to join its jihad, launched a terrorist attack in Mogadishu Dec. 3 that damaged a convoy of United Nations vehicles and killed and injured several Somali bystanders and security personnel.