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11 April 2008 Military News

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  • French Forces Seize Pirates VOA 11 Apr 2008 -- The French government says its naval forces off the coast of Somalia have captured half a dozen pirates following an operation leading to the release of 30 hostages aboard a tourist yacht that had been seized earlier
  • Zimbabwe Electoral Authorities Alleged To Have Moved To Secret Location VOA 11 Apr 2008 -- Amid reports Zimbabwe's electoral authority had relocated from an election command center to a secret location, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission officials said they would have no more to say about presidential election results until an opposition request to the nation's high court that it order the release of the results has been resolved.
  • ZIMBABWE: Mugabe is losing the region's support IRIN 11 Apr 2008 -- Seven months ago leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) greeted President Robert Mugabe with a standing ovation at a regional summit in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, but while the venue for the 12 April crisis summit on Zimbabwe maybe the same, analysts say there has been a sea change in attitudes by southern African presidents towards Zimbabwe's 84-year-old leader.
  • China: Officials Say Uyghur Group Involved In Olympic Terror Plot RFE/RL 11 Apr 2008 -- Officials in Beijing say they have broken up plots by two terrorist groups, including the Islamic Movement of East Turkestan, a banned Uyghur organization, to stage attacks during the Olympic Games in August.
  • Maoists Performing Better than Expected as Nepal Counts Votes VOA 11 Apr 2008 -- Vote counting is under way in Nepal following the nation's historic constituent assembly election



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