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Al-Shabaab Video Reveals the Horrors of AMISOM Base in Janaale

By Harar24′s Editorials team Al-Shabaab  released a video of the attack on the AMISOM base in Janaale, Lower Shabeelle, in which more than 50 Ugandan soldiers are believed to have been killed by the Islamists, according to Somali and Western military officials. The attack which took place more than two months ago at the Ugandan base in Janaale, about 80 km south of Mogadishu, was the latest of Al-Shabaab’s ...

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MPEKETONI: Al-Shabaab Releases a Chilling New Video on Attacks

By Harar24′s Editorials team   The Somali Islamist group, Al-Shabaab, has today released a video on the July attacks in the Kenyan coastal towns of Mpeketoni and Poromoko, in Lamu county.   The attacks which took place on the 6and 7 July respectively claimed the lives of more than 60 people, terrified civilians and caused a major rift among Kenyan politicians. Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, bla ...

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First HD video released by Al-Shabaab reveals details about the failed French raid

By Harar24′s Editorials team In a slick new documentary style video released by the Al-Shabaab movement divulging the grueling details about the botched French special forces raid on Bulomarer early last year, according to militants narrative.     The 36-minutes long video titled “Beyond the shadows: The failed French raid” comes with English subtitles and features high end graphics, including 3D ...

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Al-Shabaab leader threatens Kenya of another Westgate & urges Kenyan Muslims to arms

By Harar24′s Editorials team In a 37-minute long audio message recorded by Al-Shabaab’s leader and released by Al-Shabaab’s media wing, the much feared leader sent chilling threats to Kenya & condolences to Kenyan Muslims in recent light of the crackdown against Kenayn Muslims and Somalis in particular.   In the Arabic audio message accompanied with English subtitles & video segments of the Ken ...

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AMISOM involved in training clan based militias in Somalia

By Harar24’s Editorial Team A recent video by the AU/UN in Somalia showed local militia in the Lower Shabelle province being trained and prepared by the AMISOM in order to defend their region should the need arise.   The video appears to have been shot at the beach of the coastal city of Marka, which is located 110 km southwest of Mogadishu, with many of the militia members appearing to be young men an ...

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Al-Shabaab grabs golden opportunity to rally the Somali population after Ethiopia’s integration into AMISOM

By Harar24’s Editorial Team Al-Shabaab’s latest attack on the presidential palace which left dozens of people dead combined with the surge in attacks carried out by the  group around many of Somalia’s provinces has left many people overwhelmed and astounded. Can these events however be ruled as haphazardly or are there factors that are contributing to the ever increasing attacks by Al-Shabaab and the recent ...

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Banning aid groups, in Al-Shabaab’s interest or the Somali people?

By Harar24′s Editorial Team It’s been a little over two years since Al-Shabaab began banning most aid agencies operating in the regions and areas they controlled. Several reasons were given and different explanations were cited by Al-Shabaab. Others warned and said that there would be food shortage and that these actions were bound to starve the victims of the then-famine. After two years what has changed? ...

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Somalia and the gag on reporting rape

By Jamal Hadji Nur Yesterday alleged nineteen year old rape victim Fadumo Abdiqadir was given a six month sentence in a Somali court in Mogadishu. As bizarre as it may sound, nobody from the Somali government or parliament has condemned or spoken out against this callous sentencing. But what’s more appalling is the silence of the international community regarding the case, whilst the UN has indeed called fo ...

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The world really is a battlefield

By Omar Dahir (writer for Harar24) “Dirty Wars”, the documentary film based on Jeremy Scahill’s book by the same name, I had heard of it yet I was never intrigued to watch it until it was recommended to me by others.   The documentary focuses on often overlooked atrocities committed by Americans in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. In Afghanistan the viewer is taken to the police headquarters in Jalalaba ...

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How do you spot a Somali MP?

By Jamal Hadji Nur Following a previous trending hash tag on Twitter “#OnlyinSomalia”,  yesterday’s trending hash tag “#YouKnowHeIsSomaliMP” started by Hamza Mohamed, an Aljazeera reporter, is akin to its “predecessor “#OnlyInSomalia  also started by Aljazeera reporter Abdurahman Warsame.   The amusing yet truth revealing tweets under the #OnlyinSomalia hash tag reflect the growing discontent, of a num ...

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