The Indonesian territory has struggled for independence for more than 50 years. By Bilveer Singh Papua has been in constant turmoil for more than 50 years, especially following the territory’s incorporation into Indonesia in 1969. This include incidences of violence where…
Thousands of Papuans occupy governor’s office after rioting

Mackenzie SmithMackSmithNZmackenzie.smith@rnz.co.nz Thousands of Papuans in Indonesia are occupying the governor’s office, a protest organiser says, after several government buildings were torched in the provincial capital Jayapura on Thursday. Security forces struggling to maintain stability during widespread protests across Papua…

Source here – Pat Walsh This week Prime Minister Scott Morrison joins other Pacific leaders for a summit in Tuvalu. There, in addition to climate change and other matters, he will be challenged by his counterparts to address the issue…
PM set to chair PIDF in July

PRIME Minister Rick Hou will chair the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) meeting in Honiara in July this year. Last Friday, the Prime Minister was briefed on the progress of arrangements by the Secretary General of PIDF Francois Martel. Mr…
Indonesia, West Papua invited to MSG meet

By GYNNIE KERO, Source: https://www.thenational.com.pg/ INDONESIA and the United Liberation Movement for West Papua have been invited to attend the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) meeting in Port Moresby starting tomorrow. Indonesia is now an associate member of the MSG. The United…
Vanuatu’s Sope speaks out in support of West Papua

A former Vanuatu prime minister, Barak Sope, says he is confident West Papua will become independent from Indonesia. Mr Sope, who had been a long time supporter for independence in East Timor, was speaking after being awarded the “Order of…
Xanana: Kami Tak Minta Bantuan, Kami Minta Hak Kami

DEN HAAG, KOMPAS.com – Pemerintah Timor Leste dan Australia maju ke meja perundingan terkait sengketa batas wilayah laut antara kedua negara, di celah Timor. Perundingan itu digelar di Den Haag, Belanda, Senin (29/8/2016). Seperti diberitakan Associated Press, selama ini kedua…