US to recognise Somali government The US will on Thursday officially recognise Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, says a US official. The move could pave the way for US and international economic aid for the Horn of Africa nation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce the news on Thursday at a meeting in Washington with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. More
U.S. involved in botched French raid U.S. troops lent "limited technical support" in France's bloody and unsuccessful bid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who'd been held hostage for years, President Barack Obama said Sunday. More
France ups terror threat level after Mali strike The French president says the country will raise its domestic terror threat level after military action in Mali and Somalia, promising to increase protection at public buildings and transportation networks. More
Verizon chokes pirates' bandwidth US telecommunications group Verizon declares war on illegal downloaders, or pirates, who use technologies such as BitTorrent to steal copyrighted material. More
Africa, West combine to rout militants in Somalia The first Ugandan soldiers to fly into Somalia 5 1/2 years ago came under attack as soon as they arrived: Militants fired mortars at the new mission's welcome ceremony. Today, backed by a sweeping multinational effort that includes $338 million in U.S. More
Company targeted by pirates sued in Houston by ex-crewmen PHILADELPHIA -- The company that owns the Maersk Alabama, a freighter targeted by pirates twice in seven months, did not heed a request to rename, repaint or reroute the ship after the first attack off the coast of Africa in the spring, former crew members ... 10/20/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Maersk vessel attacked by pirates in Gulf of Oman The attack on the ship - a 19,592 deadweight tonnes (dwt) vessel which is 148 metres (486 feet) long - took place at noon local time on Wednesday when it was passing through the Gulf of Oman, northeast of the Arab Emirates port of Fujairah, Maersk Line Ltd ... 05/23/2012 - 6:07 am | View Link
Maersk Alabama targeted again by Somali pirates, CNN reports The Maersk Alabama-- known for the pirate attack of 2009 that led to the capture and subsequent dramatic rescue of its captain -- has been targeted by Somali pirates yet again, CNN reports. Mobile-based International Shipholding Corp. handles the crew and ... 03/9/2011 - 7:44 am | View Link
Somali pirates once again attack Maersk Alabama This time the Maersk Alabama was ready. This time it did what a multinational naval force couldn't. Guards used guns and a sound blaster Wednesday to repel the second pirate attack on the U.S.-flagged ship in seven months. But while the effort was hailed ... 11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Somali pirates attack US-flagged Maersk Alabama a second time Gunmen in a small skiff opened fire on the merchant vessel soon after dawn 350 miles east of the Somali coast. Armed guards aboard the 510ft ship immediately returned fire and the attack was thwarted, said Major Marten Granberg, a spokesman for Navfor, the ... 11/18/2009 - 3:03 am | View Link
Maersk Alabama hijacking The Maersk Alabama hijacking was a series of maritime events that began with four pirates in the Indian Ocean seizing the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama 240 nautical ... 11/25/2015 - 9:31 am | View Website
Somali pirates again attack Maersk Alabama NAIROBI, Kenya — Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama on Wednesday for the second time in seven months and were thwarted by private guards on board the U.S ... 11/23/2015 - 8:51 am | View Website
Pirates foiled in a second attack on Maersk Alabama cargo ... NEW: Captain of Virgin Islands-flagged ship, hijacked Monday, confirmed to have died; Maersk Alabama, after April hijacking in which pirates died, thwarts ... 11/23/2015 - 3:00 am | View Website
Pirates Attack U.S.-Flagged Maersk Alabama The MV Maersk Alabama has thwarted another attack by Somali pirates, according to European Union and U.S. Navy officials. "Pirates fired automatic weapons ... 11/21/2015 - 1:08 am | View Website
Somali Pirate Attack on the American Ship Maersk Alabama Details and analysis of the Somali pirate attackon the American ship, Maersk Alabama in April, 2009 11/16/2015 - 6:00 am | View Website
8212; Soon, a determined girl named Dorothy will ease on down that road in NBC’s “The Wiz Live!”
Hers is an odyssey that began in 1900 with the publication of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” then continued with the classic 1939 movie musical starring Judy Garland, followed by the 1975 Broadway production of “The Wiz” (which, billed as “the Super Soul Musical,” won seven Tonys, including best musical) and, in 1978, by the film starring Diana Ross.
To transform “The Wiz” yet again, this time into a live TV extravaganza, is anything but easy.
For weeks the star-studded cast (including Elijah Kelley, Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier, Mary J.