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Vanuatu Referendum June 4, 2019

Voters in Vanuatu will be given the opportunity to vote for political reform laws in the country’s first ever referendum in June this year.  The Chairman of the Task Force on the Constitutional Review, Minister Ralph Regenvanu explained that the…
Indonesia is cementing control over West Papua

By NITHIN COCA, Freelance Journalist , SolomonStarNews EARLIER this month, the Indonesian military raided and destroyed the offices of the West Papuan National Committee, a separatist group in the country’s easternmost region, which has long agitated for independence.  The raid came…
Sixteen bodies recovered in aftermath of Papua massacre

Eyewitness accounts and the Liberation Army said at least 24 Indonesian construction workers were killed on Sunday by the separatist group. One Indonesian soldier was also killed in a shootout later that day. AFP reported a local military commander, Binsar Panjaitan,…
Benny Wenda says West Papua Liberation Army not criminals

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says a separatist group which killed dozens of people earlier this week is not criminal. The bodies of 16 people have been recovered from the Papua highlands, where a massacre of at least 24 Indonesian…
West Papua Liberation Army challenges Indonesian military

The West Papua Liberation Army says it will meet Indonesian military and police on the battlefield. The separatist group on Tuesday claimed responsiblity for the killings of at least 24 Indonesian construction workers in Papua. In a statement on Wednesday,…
Dozens killed in Papua attack

Papuan separatists are suspected of killing at least 24 Indonesian construction workers in Papua‘s Yigi district. Papuan separatists are suspected of killing at least 24 Indonesian construction workers in Papua’s Yigi district. An Indonesian military spokesman said the violence started…
West Papua Flag Raised in Port Vila, Vanuatu

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) in partnership with the Vanuatu West Papua Association and the South Moluccas association have joined in with West Papuans around the globe to commemorate the West Papua Day, celebrated annually on the 1st…
Powes Parkop: Key point from Xi Jinping Speech

“Global growth is shadowed by protectionism and unilateralism. …key engine driving global growth…however not all are success story…WW2 for instance…..not far from where we are meeting today was a scene of bloody battle….ancient Chinese saying …..one should clean the mirror…