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Reporter Tima’adde dies of wounds

Mogadishu (Harar24) – Somali journalist Mohamed Mahmud “Tima ‘ade” was pronounced dead last night at Madina hospital after succumbing to his gunshot wounds.   Tima’ade who used to work for Universal TV was shot a total of six times five days ago, with some of the wounds being in his upper body and some in his neck.  He was rushed to hospital where he remained until he passed way. According to some repo ...

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Shabelle Radio evicted from headquarter

Mogadishu (Harar24) – The headquarter belonging to Shabelle Radio has been stormed by security forces under the command of the Interior minister. Security forces had been surrounding the building an hour before storming building and arresting everyone inside.   Shabelle Radio had been based close to the Bakara market, before moving to their current location in the Halane district, close to the airport. ...

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No salary for three months say Somali government employees

Mogadishu (Harar24) – Government employees are complaining of not having received their salaries for three months, with some entering their fourth month. Recent claims by government officials that they receive monthly salaries have left them very confused and put them in difficult situations.   Some employees who spoke to local reporters claimed that they haven’t been paid since three months, with some ...

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Ghana Police Service denies deployment of personnel to Somalia

The Director of the Police Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Cephas Arthur has denied reports that Ghana would deploy about 90 personnel to strengthen the Peace Support Operations in Somalia which is mandated by the African Union.   Reports on Wednesday indicated that Ghana’s security forces were undergoing some training at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accr ...

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Reports of an attack at Amisom base in Gof-Gadud

Mogadishu (Harar24) Heavy fighting was reported last night at Gof -Gadud town in Bay province.   Residents in Gof -Gadud reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces who are based on the outskirts of the city.   According to locals who spoke to our correspondent light weaponry were used in last night’s attack in Gof-Gadud, however explosions were also heard ...

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Al Shabab Fights the Pirates?

TRIPOLI, Libya — Paul Greengrass’s “Captain Phillips,” an action movie starring Tom Hanks, dramatizes the hijacking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama in 2009. The high-seas, high-stakes drama of Somali piracy has been a box-office hit.   But of the millions of people who will watch the movie, few will leave the cinema grasping the context of crime and terrorism in Somalia, even as this violence has had ...

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Universal TV reporter shot in Mogadishu this morning.

Mogadishu (Harar24)-A local Somali journalist was shot and injured today by unknown gunmen in the capital city of Mogadishu as he left his home for work, witnesses and media reports said.   Somali Journalist Maxamed Maxamud, also known as Tima-Cadde was shot in a drive by shooting while he was driving at a intersection in Wadajir District in Mogadishu. Residents in the area are reporting that armed men ...

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Robbery in Bosaso’s gold market.

Bosaso (Harar24) – Today three stores selling gold based in Bosaso’s gold market were robbed. Eyewitnesses claim the two men armed with pistol carried out the robbing and that a store owner was killed in the robbery.   A store owner whose store is opposite one of robbed stores said that the robbery occurred around 1.30 PM, a time when not many people are around and the streets are quiet. She said that ...

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Somalia’s interior minister meets Ahmed Madobe

Kismayo (Harar24) – Today an envoy led by Somalia’s minister of interior affairs Abdikarim Hussain Guled visited Kismayo. The envoy included other members of parliament such as the deputy of the minister of defense, Abdirahman Kulmiye. They were welcomed at the airport by the deputy leader of the Jubbaland interim administration, Abdullahi Sheekh Ismail. This is the same airport where almost two weeks ago C ...

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Al Shabaab’s glossy ads for global jihad aimed directly at Westerners

(NBC News) South Africa – The jihadist speaks with an unmistakable London accent, railing against “disbelievers who dominate our lives and our lands” in a glossy propaganda video for al-Shabaab, the Somali Islamic extremist group that claimed responsibility for last month’s attack on Kenya's premier shopping mall.   The masked militant who appears to have featured in similar videos in the past makes a ...

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