140th anniversary of mission arrival to be celebrated

PEOPLE of Ulawa Island, Makira/Ulawa province will today commence a three days celebration to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the first missionary that brought Christianity to Ulawa. The three days program will begin this Wednesday 18th July…
New Mandala: West Papua worries

Olivia Tasevski – 30 Mar, 2017, New Mandala History shows that the province has been a perennial problem for the Australia-Indonesia relationship, writes Olivia Tasevski. In January 2017, Australia and Indonesia suffered yet another diplomatic spat due to Indonesian displeasure over…
The West Papuan independence movement – a history

Indigenous Papuans still fight for self-determination, more than 40 years after Indonesia acquired the territory in a sham ballot Indonesia officially acquired West Papua in 1969, after a sham ballot on independence in which only a handful of the local population were…