A SERIES of protests has taken place in West Papua in support of Vanuatu’s plan to address human rights abuse by Indonesia. The protests in Sentani and Jayapura led to some 80 arrests by security forces. Vanuatu has promised to…

INDONESIAN security forces have arrested 50 protesters who want human rights abuses in West Papua to be addressed by Pacific leaders. The protest in Sentani called on leaders at the Pacific Islands Forum on Nauru to raise the issue of…

By BEN PACKHAM in Nauru China’s representative at the Pacific Island Forum in Nauru has stormed out of talks with forum nations after a dispute with host nation leader, President Baron Waqa. The Chinese “dialogue partner” left the closed doors meeting after what was…