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.

Colombia
Colombia


Colombia: FARC Announce Unilateral Ceasefire

The FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group declared a unilateral ceasefire starting Saturday, reports MISNA. The decision puts major pressure on President Juan Manuel Santos, who recently renewed his firm objection to suspending military operations against the group. The FARC announcement was made in a statement released in Havana, venue of the peace […]

Kenya
Kenya


Kenya: ‘Anti-Terror’ Crackdown Also Targets NGOs

The Kenyan government’s NGO coordination board has banned 15 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for alleged fund-raising for terrorism, reports MISN “Some NGOs have been and continue to be used for criminal activities, including as conduits of terrorism financing in Kenya”, the board said, according to MISNA. Among the organizations in question are those linked to the […]

Uganda
Uganda


Uganda: Renegade General Returns Home

“A free man” who “negotiated” his return: these are the terms used by the Kampala government in regard to General Sejusa, who returned yesterday to Uganda from London, where he lived in exile for over a year after criticizing President Yoweri Museveni, MISNA reports/ According to government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, there is no arrest warrant […]

Colombia
Colombia


Colombia: FARC Responds To President, ‘We Are Not Drug-Traffickers’

“We never admitted and will never admit of being drug-traffickers or that the complex phenomenon of drug-trafficking can be assimilated, as a whole, to political crime or rebellion,” stated the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group, in response to President Juan Manuel Santos who yesterday described it as a drug-trafficking organization, reports MISNA. […]