MISNA

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.

Afghanistan
Afghanistan


Afghanistan: Taliban Control ‘Parellel Government’ In Northeast

Afghan authorities of Kunduz province are concerned about the situation in Dashti Archi and Imam Sahib districts, bordering with Tajikistan According to observers, there is a sort of parallel government system controlled by the militants in the area, which approves and introduces even development projects. “If the government doesn’t conduct a special operation, the district […]

Russia
Russia


Russia Training 1,200 Nigerian Special Forces

More than 1,200 Nigerian security personnel are in Russia receiving anti-insurgent training by Russian special forces. The trainees on return will form a nucleus of the special forces brigade to in particular combat the Boko Haram terrorist group. The majority of the personnel chosen for training are from the elite groups of the army, the […]

Colombia
Colombia


Colombia: FARC Leaders Head To Havana

At least six leaders of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group headed to Cuba to take part in peace negotiations underway for two years with the Colombian government in Havana. Military operations were suspended in three areas in Colombia to facilitate the departure of the guerrilla leaders. Among the FARc commanders is […]

Bolivia's Evo Morales
Bolivia's Evo Morales


Bolivia: Morales Officially Declared Winner

Bolivia’s Supreme electoral tribunal (TSE) officially declared President Evo Morales winner of the October 12 presidential election with 61.04% of votes. Based on final results, with 99.82% of votes tallied, the ruling MAS (Movement to Socialism) candidate obtained 3,053, 846 votes, in respect to the runner up Democratic Union (UD) of his main challenger, Samuel […]

Sri Lanka seen from space
Sri Lanka seen from space


Sri Lanka: Foreigners Restricted From Tamil Province

Sri Lankan military spokesman, Brig Ruwan Wanigasooriya, told reporters and local media that foreigners, including accredited and resident correspondents, will have to receive permission from the ministry of Defence to visit the Tamil-majority Northern Province. “This decision follows security concerns due to actions of a few which are considered to be detrimental to the national […]