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Al-Shabaab releases hour long video on Woolwich attack

By Harar24′s Editorials team Al-Shabaab’s media wing, Al-Kataib released a 58 minutes long video today. The title of the video “Woolwich attack: It’s an eye for an eye” appears to have been taken from the words of Michael Adebolajo, who after killing Lee Rigby at Woolwich said in front of a camera said: “An eye for an eye & tooth for a tooth”. The video was taken down several times and digitally corrupt ...

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Malaysian court rules use of ‘Allah’ exclusive to Muslims

(Reuters) - A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word "Allah" to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tension and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country.   The unanimous decision by three Muslim judges in Malaysia's appeals court overturned a 2009 ruling by a lower court that allowed the Malay-languag ...

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Al Shabab fighters attack Amisom base in Elasha Biyaha last night

Mogadishu (Harar24) Heavy fighting was reported last night at a AMISOM base near Elasha Biyaha in Lower Shabelle Region.   Residents in Elasha Biyaha reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces base near Elasha Biyaha.   Residents who spoke with Harar24 reporters said the fighters attacked the town early in the morning, as the sounds of the heavy machine g ...

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Two die in Addis Ababa bomb explosion

ADDIS ABABA, (Reuters) - A bomb blast in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa killed two people on Sunday, state radio said.   There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, but Ethiopia says it has thwarted plots of attacks in the past two years and blames rebel groups based in the south and southeast, as well as Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents.   "A bomb blast occurred at a residen ...

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U.S. Gov’t Destabilizing Africa through AFRICOM

  ( - Thanks to the U.S. and its proxy-led interventions, instability in North Africa and the Middle East has spread to the African continent.   Violence, including the longstanding conflict (you might remember “Black Hawk Down”) in Somalia has spread to include Ethiopia, Uganda and most recent victim Kenya.   While global concern focuses on poison gas attacks in Syria, Iran’s a ...

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Car ablaze inside the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu this afternoon

Mogadishu (Harar24) – A car has been found engulfed in flames inside a car park in the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu located in the Hodan district this afternoon. The flame which’s causes still remain unknown damaged three others surrounding cars and part of the embassy, eye witnesses tell reporters.   No one has yet claimed responsibility for the incident which occurred around sunset and authorities ar ...

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Al-Shabaab, Kenya, oil and raping Somalia

( - The recent massacre at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya has yet by the majority media to be put into context.   Though the wholesale killing of innocent civilians is never warranted, this time by members of Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, this was not an isolated attack.   According to The Guardian, “Unlike Uganda’s internationally (AMISOM) approved military support for ...

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Fighting between Al-Shabaab and Amisom forces in Yaq-bari Weyne last night

Mogadishu (Harar24) Heavy fighting was reported last night at a village near Yaq-bari Weyne town in Lower Shabelle Region.   Residents in Yaq-bari Weyne reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces who are based near the city of Yaq-bari Weyne.   According to locals who spoke to our correspondent various weapons were used in last night’s attack in the city ...

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Red Cross launches first emergency food aid for UK since WWII

Austerity measures and the economic downturn in the UK have prompted the British branch of the Red Cross to begin formulating an emergency food aid plan for Britain – the first the charity has set up for the country since WWII.   The Geneva-based charity is to start gathering and distributing food with the help of fellow charities and a supermarket chain, allocating donations to Britain’s needy.   ...

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Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ‘pathetic’ American media

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider. It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative journalist who has been the nemesis of US presidents since the 1960s and who was once described by the Republican part ...

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