Wenda elected as new head of West Papuan liberation movement

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua has elected the exiled independence leader Benny Wenda as its new leader. Mr Wenda effectively replaces Octo Mote who was the general-secretary of the Movement, which is West Papuans’ premier organisation for advancing…
Vanuatu gives West Papua group access to land, building

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will hand over the title to a plot of land with a building on it to the leaders of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua this afternoon. The ceremony to hand over the title…
Joe Natuman: We are All Melanesians

“We are all Melanesian,” said Deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman. “We are family. We regard it as an obligation to help one another.” Mr Natuman recounted the history of West Papua from post-WWII days, and remarked at the end that the…
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai: ULMWP Unity

“In order to maintain this level of engagement I ask that the United Liberation Movement of West Papua ensure there is a strong coordination of all the international activities. “I call for unity of resolve and action. Governments in the region…
West Papuan Leaders feel safe

By Len Garae , Nov 27, 2017 Vanuatu Daily Post A number of West Papua Leaders attending their first United Liberation Movement Summit in Port Vila this week feel safe here but claim if they are caught in West Papua on their…
West Papua Leaders apologise

West Papua Leaders attending their first Summit in Port Vila next week have apologised to the people for the postponement of the parade from yesterday morning to Monday same time next week. The walk starts at Saralana Park and ends at…
West Papua Summit: Benny Wenda, John Tekwe and Rex Rumakiek

An expected total of 50 West Papuan Leaders from West Papua and beyond and supporters of the Vanuatu Free West Papua Association, are going to take part in a walk from Saralana Park to the Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs Nakamal…
West Papua independence petition is rebuffed at UN

Exiled leader Benny Wenda presents smuggled petition to decolonisation committee but chair says Indonesian takeover of province is not on its agenda    Ben Doherty and Kate Lamb Saturday 30 September 2017 03.02 BSTFirst published on Saturday 30 September 201700.54 BST The…

By Timothy Fernandez  Updated Thu at 1:09pm, ABC News ‘A secret petition demanding a new independence referendum for West Papua has been presented to the United Nations. The Indonesian Government banned the petition in the provinces of West Papua and Papua, threatening that…