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How land grabbers weaponise indigenous ritual against Papuans

An interview with anthropologist Sophie Chao Source: https://thegeckoproject.org/ Industrial-scale agriculture poses considerable risk to the indigenous peoples of Papua, whose culture and livelihoods are closely linked to the region’s extensive rainforest. Last November, Mongabay and The Gecko Project published an…

By Gina Goh 03/27/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In predominantly Muslim Indonesia, its largest and easternmost province, Papua, a place where over 80% of the population identifies as Christian, stands in stark contrast to the rest of the country which holds…
UN court rejects UK’s claim of sovereignty over Chagos Islands

The Guardian – Judges advise Britain that separating archipelago from Mauritius in 1960s was wrong The UK has been ordered to hand back the Chagos Islands to Mauritius “as rapidly as possible” after the United Nations’ highest court ruled that continued British…
US pledges to help Aust build naval base

THE United States will partner with Australia to develop the naval base at Lombrun on Manus island, says Vice-President Mike Pence. “It’s my privilege to announce that the United States will partner with Papua New Guinea and Australia on their…
Vanuatu masih pertahankan status Non-Blok

Port Vila, Jubi – Dalam menanggapi laporan yang tidak habis-habisnya, mengenai rencana Australia membangun pangkalan di empat negara di Kepulauan Pasifik selama beberapa hari terakhir, Vanuatu dengan jelas kembali menegaskan status non-militernya. Ketika ditanya apakah pernah ada diskusi antara Australia dan…
Menajamkan kembali “tombak” MSG

Oleh Luke Dawes. Dicopy dari TabloidJubi.com Perseteruan diplomatik terbesar antara Fiji dan Vanuatu di zaman modern, bukan disebabkan oleh perubahan iklim, tata pemerintahan, atau investasi Tiongkok di Pasifik Selatan, tetapi oleh biskuit. Vanuatu secara sepihak menerapkan larangan atas produk biskuit…
Pertemuan menteri keamanan MSG, strategi sub-regional topik utama

Nadi, Jubi – Menteri Pertahanan dan Keamanan Nasional Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, telah meminta para pemimpin Melanesia, untuk mengatasi dengan tepat dan sigap semua ancaman internal dan eksternal, yang dapat bereskalasi menjadi isu-isu yang lebih besar. Ratu Inoke mengemukakan hal ini…

The chiefs from Pentecost wants the government to compensate them for Lonorore Airport before they could offer land to volcano affected families from their neighbor island, Ambae. Chiefs from all over Ambae were on Pentecost and Maewo recently to negotiate…