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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 Government Force Offensive After Taliban Attacks

Afghani security forces launched an offensive in various provinces, after attacks last week against the Kabul airport and Saturday by Taliban against police checkpoints in the Qaysar district, in the northern Faryab province, far from the capital but a strategic area. According to the defence ministry, 31 militants were killed, 15 injured and one captured […]

Colombia's Alvaro Uribe. Photo World Economic Forum and Wikipedia Commons.
Colombia's Alvaro Uribe. Photo World Economic Forum and Wikipedia Commons.


Colombia: Former President Uribe To Head Opposition In Senate

Alvaro Uribe, who served as president of Colombia from 2002 to 2010, has returned to the political scene as a newly minted senator and leader of the opposition to the new government of his former Defence minister Juan Manuel Santos, confirmed President in June for a second term. Uribe won a senatorial seat in the […]

Iraq
Iraq


Iraq: New Parliament Speaker Elected

After a failed session and another two postponed, Iraqi lawmakers today elected Salim al-Jubouri as the speaker of the newly-constituted Parliament, marking a key step towards forming a new government, deemed essential to contrast the advance of the Sunni fighters of the Islamic State. Al-Jubouri won 194 votes on 328, garnering an absolute majority over […]

Peru
Peru


Peru: Population Over 30 Million

Based on the latest data released by the INEI (National Statistics and Information Institute), Peru currently has a population of 30,814,175, of which 49.9% women. In its overview of the nation, the Institute found that less children are being born, but that there is an increase in citizens of over 30 years of age, indicating […]