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MDC Energy Minister Arrested in Zimbabwe

Elton Mangoma, the energy minister in Zimbabwe’s fractious inclusive government, and a member of the former opposition Movement for Democratic Change, was arrested Thursday. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the MDC, said the government is dysfunctional and that he will push for fresh elections under a roadmap designed by the Southern African Development Community.

Morgan Tsvangirai, MDC leader and prime minister in the inclusive government, says Mangoma’s arrest is a very serious political crisis.

US, AU Condemn Violence in Sudan’s Abyei Region

The United States and African Union have condemned the recent violence in Sudan's disputed Abyei region, and called on Sudanese leaders to restore calm.

In separate statements Wednesday, the White House and a senior AU official, Jean Ping, said the violence undermines the 2005 peace accord that ended Sudan's north-south civil war.

The statements said Sudanese leaders must ensure the U.N. mission in Sudan has access to all areas of Abyei so it can assess the security and humanitarian situation, and help civilians.

Libya Rocked By More Violence

The conflict in Libya continued between rebels and pro-Qaddafi forces. The latest fighting around Ras Lanouf left at least four people dead.

Vietnamese Human Rights Lawyer Freed After Serving Full Prison Term

A Vietnamese human rights lawyer has been released after serving a four-year prison term for advocating a multi-party state in Vietnam.

Dozens Freed As Mugabe Goes to Asia

A number of activists were freed in Zimbabwe as dictator Robert Mugabe went to Asia on what reports described as a "medical trip."

U.S. military aircraft to aid Egyptians leaving Libya

President Barack Obama announced March 3 that he has approved the use of U.S. military aircraft to help Egyptians who have fled to the Tunisian border get back home to Egypt.

Speaking from the White House, President Obama said the United States and the world continue "to be outraged by the appalling violence against the Libyan people."

APRIL 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER FEATURE
FIVE ROUNDS of DEATH
Corporal Dakota Meyer of the United States Marine Corps had a bad feeling about the mission, figuring that they would not be sipping tea. It started a chain of events that would include an attempt to rescue trapped Marines.
By Bing West

AMERICA AT WAR
THE CHINA BOYS AT ATTLEBORO, PART II

COMMAND GUIDANCE

We, as U.S. citizens, have a problem with our own Department of State and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). It revolves around the re-importation of our own property back from overseas. Involved are nearly a million U.S.-made M-1 Carbines andM-1 Garand rifles, which have been in the Republic of South Korea since the end of active hostilities commonly referred to as the Korean War in the early 1950s. Notice that I didn't say the end of the Korean War, because an armistice has never been signed, just a cease-fire.

Dutch Marines Captured!

Three Dutch Marines are being held in Libya after their Lynx helicopter went down during an operation to evacuate refugees.