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A Recruitment Video With a Difference

He is speaking from Somalia in the name of Al Shabab, but he has an impeccable British accent and he’s appealing directly to Muslims in the UK. He wants another Woolwich-style attack. “If you can’t afford one of these,” he says, shaking an AK47 in the air, “a simple knife from B&Q will do the job.”   This is a terrorist recruitment video with a difference. Not only is it in the English language, it ...

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Report: NSA director on his way out

( Gen. Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency who lead the NSA during some of its toughest political challenges, is stepping down from the post early next year, according to Reuters. Alexander is the longest serving director of the NSA, having held the position for eight years. During the last four months, Alexander found himself faced with the greatest political and securit ...

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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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