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Vanuatu raises West Papua at UN

The issue of West Papua, was raised by Vanuatu at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly with exchanges of the Right of Reply between Vanuatu and Indonesia. Vanuatu Ambassador to the United Nations, Odo Tevi, made the following statement as Vanuatu…
Bougainvillean remanded for possessing firearm, live rounds

A MAN believed to be a Papua New Guinean (PNG) national has been remanded in custody yesterday by the Honiara Magistrate’s Court for allegedly possessing a rifle gun and live rounds. Dilys Tulosoi of Bougainville has been charged with one…
Vanuatu Makes History in the Hague

For the first time in the history of Vanuatu, last week the Government made submissions in a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). The purpose of this ICJ case is to…
Rolling protests in West Papua

A SERIES of protests has taken place in West Papua in support of Vanuatu’s plan to address human rights abuse by Indonesia. The protests in Sentani and Jayapura led to some 80 arrests by security forces. Vanuatu has promised to…
MSG tak akan lagi bahas persoalan politik West Papua

Jayapura, Jubi – Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) tidak akan membahas isu politik terkait West Papua, demikian menurut Direktur Jenderal sekretariat, Amena Yauvoli. Kepada Fiji Times saat berlangsungnya pertemuan kelompok kerja Strategi Keamanan Regional MSG di Nadi, 26 Juli lalu, ia mengatakan…
Melanesian Spearhead Group failing – Ralph Regenvanu

RNZI: Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister says he’s lost faith in the Melanesian Spearhead Group because of a lack of consensus and political engagement. The group had become especially contentious after including Indonesia in 2015, which had clashed with United Liberation Movement…