Cameroon: The horror of Boko Haram
Shaped like a rooster and named for shrimps, Cameroon has been aiding Nigeria in its fight against the takfiri and wahhabist Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria particulary in Maidiguru, along the Cameroon-Nigerian border towns and even Lake Chad region. Cameroon has been political stable for a few decades now. It is a former French colony that was once split into two countries along superimposed colonial lingustic lines, a French and English speaking Cameroon parts.
Tunisia: Killing shepards
Egypt: Sinai culture overshadowed by forgotten insurgency
In the Sinai Peninsula on Egypt's triangle shaped piece that connects the African country to Asia, Egyptian police are dealing with an ongoing low intensity insurgency. The Sinai insurgency is local and began originally after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. The Sinai is known more for the resort towns along the Red Sea particularly Sharm El Sheik. Also included on the usual visitor's list to the region is the St. Katherine Monastery located on Mt. Sinai. It is also the entry and exit point for Egyptian and foreign ships on the trade routes between the Red and Mediterranean seas. The Israelis occupied the Sinai Peninsula with illegal settlements and colonialists from 1967-1973 following the Yom Kippur War. Historically, the Sinai has been known for its Badawi or Bedouin people, culture and history. The Sinai Bedouins have existed for centuries but are on the fringe of Egyptian society according to geography. Many Bedouins are being generalized and associated with local ISIS and Al Qaeda affiliated groups who have been attempting to overthrow local government and cause chaos in the Peninsula. Like Yemen, Sinai civilians have been on the receiving end of heavy handed counter terrorism measures by Egyptian police and government. On the other hand, local Egyptian police who have been praised for fighting against the takfiri terrorists and groups are also being killed just the same. Sinai's local culture and image as a tourist destination has been transformed by the recent downing of a Russian airline and ISIS threats. Similiar threats are being repeated by Boko Haram in Cameroon and Nigeria.