Lessons from OPM Experience in Senegal

Jayapura, 25/5(Jubi)–– Free West Papua activist Filep Jacob Semuel Karma, commonly called Jopie Karma already warned that the experience of OPM (Organisasi Papua Merdeka – Free Papua Movement) in Senegal should not be repeated now. This warning is important in…
Melanesian Spearhead Group spat about Indonesia spills over

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist, Radio NZ johnny.blades@radionz.co.nz Fiji has hit back at the deputy prime minister of Solomon Islands over criticism about the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Speaking in the Solomons parliament yesterday, Manasseh Sogavare said Fiji should apologise for bringing…
Sogavare queries MSG brotherhood

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Sogavare has questioned the true spirit of the members within the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG),  by stating that non-granting of the 5th Freedom Right by Fiji to Solomon Islands is an issue. DPM said this…
Solomonn Islands DPM says Fiji should apologise

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Sogavare says Fiji Prime Minister (PM) should apologise to the member countries of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) for admitting Indonesia as an associate member. Speaking on the floor of parliament yesterday, DPM says Fiji…
ULMWP Can Pass Muster: Foreign Minister

In a brief message yesterday, Vanuatu Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu responded to an Indonesian spokesman’s claims by Indonesia’s First Secretary for Political Affairs in Australia that West Papua’s ‘game is up’. Radio New Zealand reported earlier this week that Mr…
West Papua membership issue still unresolved at MSG

Leaders of Melanesian Spearhead Group countries have referred a West Papuan application for full membership in the group to its secretariat for processing. The leaders had their summit this week in Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby. A long-pending application…
 MSG: Remember Your Roots’

Vanuatu leaders want the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to take a more active role in putting the focus back on the fundamental founding principle of political self-determination of the Melanesian people. Presenting his statement at the 21st MSG Leaders Summit in…
West Papua MSG Membership Close

West Papua’s application to become a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group has gained traction, with MSG Leaders referring the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) to the MSG Secretariat for deliberation. Prime Minister & MSG Chair, Peter…