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Following the election of James Marape as the 8th Prime Minister, there has been numerous articles posted on social media asking the question why I was absent and abstained from voting.  Last Wednesday, the former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced…

Dear Editor, Bruce Wearne asks a good question. When is Australian and New Zealand “going to get in behind Vanuatu’s advocacy of justice for West Papua”. As secretary of the Australia West Papua Association in Sydney, I write regularly to…
NZ desak kekerasan bersenjata di Papua harus dihentikan sebelum negosiasi

Jayapura, Jubi – Menteri luar negeri Selandia Baru (NZ) mendesak dihentikannya kekerasan bersenjata yang berlangsung di Tanah Papua hingga saat ini. Hal ini disampaikan Winstons Peters, menanggapi pernyataan Tentara Pembebasan Nasional Papua Barat (TPNPB) tentang perang terbuka dengan tentara dan polisi…
Papuans face violence, detentions, threats – US State Dept report

A new US government report has found West Papuans continue to face violence, politically-motivated detentions and threats in Indonesia. The findings were part of a State Department review of Indonesia’s human rights conduct last year. The report, released on Wednesday,…
UK petition calls for West Papua chemical weapons investigation

West Papuan independence campaigners are supporting a British parliamentary petition calling for investigations into Indonesia’s alleged chemical weapon use in Papua. Labour MP Alex Sobel last month filed a motion demanding the British government and the Organisation for the Prohibition…
West Papua: The Genocide that is Being Ignored by the World

If you need evidence that politicians and the mainstream media pick and choose which oppressive conflicts to cover in order to further geopolitical ambitions, you need only Google “West Papua.” Ever heard of it? Have you ever been sitting at home watching CNN, BBC,…
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…