What’s at stake in West Papua

Dr Mark Busse and Sophie Faber examine West Papua‘s history to see what’s at stake politically and economically in the current unrest West Papua has been in the media more than usual over the last six months, with stories about…
Expectations high as Bougainville referendum gets underway

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalistjohnny.blades@rnz.co.nz Polling for Bougainville’s independence referendum gets underway today. The autonomous Papua New Guinea region’s non-binding referendum is the ultimate provision of 2001’s Peace Agreement which formally ended hostilities in Bougainville’s civil war. Bougainvilleans have entered into…
PNG’s O’Neill sounds warning on eve of Bougainville referendum

Papua New Guinea’s former prime minister Peter O’Neill has sounded a note of warning on the eve of Bougainville’s independence referendum. Photo: AFP or licensors People from the autonomous PNG region are this Saturday to begin a two-week polling period for…
Referendum offers possibility of change for Bougainville’s atolls

Communities on Bougainville’s atolls hope the upcoming independence referendum is an impetus for improved services to the remote islands. A two-week polling period begins this Saturday for Bougainville’s referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea. The non-binding referendum is a provision of…
Bougainville vote results to be delivered in one announcement

Results in Bougainville’s upcoming referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea will be delivered in just one announcement. The two-week polling period for the non-binding referendum begins on 23 November. The verification, scrutiny and count process is to begin at the Count…
Bougainvilleans encouraged to prepare for post-referendum

Bougainvilleans are being encouraged to consult with teams holding transitional dialogue on what happens after the upcoming referendum. People from the autonomous Papua New Guinea region begin a two-week polling period tomorrow for a non-binding vote on whether Bougainville should…
Referendum di Mikronesia ditunda

Pohnpei, Jubi – Referendum untuk menentukan kemerdekaan bagi negara bagian Chuuk di Mikronesia, yang rencananya akan dilaksanakan bulan depan telah ditunda, menurut pejabat-pejabat senior di negara Pasifik itu, Jumat (22/2/2019). Sebelumnya, pemungutan suara untuk memutuskan apakah Chuuk akan berpisah dari Federasi…