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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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15 people killed as a result of a large explosion in the city of Beledweyne

Beledweyne (Harar24) – A large explosion occurred hours ago inside the city of Beledweyne in Hiiraan province. Reports are indicating that the explosion occurred at a teashop close by the Lamagalay military base that is known to be frequented by Ethiopian, Djiboutian and Somali forces. Our correspondent on the ground reported that the city beforehand had been on lockdown today and that traffic was limited f ...

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Anti-KDF & Pro-Westgate demonstrations in Barawe

Barawe (Harar24) – Thousands of people took part in a protest  this morning today in the city of Barawe to show their discontent with the invasion of Kenyan forces in Somalia and to show their support for the Westgate mall attack.   Elders, religious scholars and tribal leaders were amongst those who attended the rally. The protest happened in the morning and was held in a large open area. Placards rea ...

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Eid celebration a year after Ethiopian withdrawal from Ceel Buur

Ceel Buur (Harar24) – The city of Ceel Buur in the region of Galgaduud today witnessed another outdoor celebration today hosted by the Al-Shabaab movement. The celebration was held in honor of the religious festival of Eid.   Ceel Buur had been under the control the Al-Shabaab movement for more than four years, it had been a base for the movement throughout this time to launch attacks against the Sufi ...

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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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Al-Shabaab opens psychiatric hospital

Al-Shabaab has become a name many a times associated with bombings, kidnappings, amputations and assassinations. However the Al-Shabaab movement, a designated terrorist group by many Western governments, opened a psychiatric hospital last Sunday. The hospital was opened up in the city of Barawe in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, which according to Al-Shabaab accommodates to people with mental disorder ...

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Al-Shabaab holds large festival in Barawe

Al-Shabaab today held large festivals in the territories under their control which local residents participated in. The insurgent group holds these types of festivals every year in honor of the Eid celebrations. Thousands of locals attend these festival as Al-Shabaab tries to win the hearts and minds of the Somali population who live under the territories they control.   One such festival was held in t ...

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