MISNA, or the Missionary International Service News Agency, provides daily news ‘from, about and for’ the 'world’s Souths', not just in the geographical sense, since December 1997.

The flag of the European Union. Note that this flag was flown incorrectly as the stars were upside down. Photo by MPD01605, Wikipedia Commons.
The flag of the European Union. Photo by MPD01605, Wikipedia Commons.


Generic Pledges Emerge From EU ‘Migrant’ Summit

The budget was tripled for the Triton  (Italy) and Poseidon (Greece) Operations — but the both operations will continue to only patrol and not be involved in search and rescue activities — at yesterday’s European Union summit, convoked after the boat tragedy last Sunday in the Mediterranean that left at least 700 dead. EU leaders […]

Slums in Cuzco, Peru
Slums in Cuzco, Peru


Peru’s Poverty Rate Drops, Mainly In Mountain And Forest Regions

Peru’s poverty rate dropped by 8% between 2011 and 2014, with consequential social improvement for over 2 million Peruvians, according to the head of the government statistics agency INEI, Alejandro Vílchez. Poverty dropped from 30.8 to 22.7 in three years, a period in which 935,000 Peruvians lifted from extreme poverty with a drop of 3.3 […]

Mogadishu, Somalia
Mogadishu, Somalia


Somalia: Car Bomb Explodes In Mogadishu Killing 11 People

A car-bomb exploded outside a restaurant Tuesday in Mogadishu killing at least 11 people, reports Radio Shabelle, attributing the attack to the Islamist al Shabab insurgent group. The blast ripped through the Banoda Restaurant in front of Mogadishu’s Central Hotel. According to police and rescuers, at least six injured were rushed to the city hospital. […]

Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa


Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa And Brother Summoned In Bribe Probe

Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa have been asked to report this week to the nation’s Bribery Commission (BC) to record statements over various allegations against them. After the announcement, supporters of the former president called on the parliament speaker, Chamal Rajapaksa, the eldest brother of Rajapaksa, to intervene […]