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…

By Niniek Karmini | AP JAKARTA, Indonesia — Two soldiers were killed in a clash between security forces and independence fighters in Indonesia’s restive easternmost province of Papua, the military said Wednesday. Military spokesman Col. Taibur Rahman said rebels opened fire at…

By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press December 21, 2019 — 5:30am JAKARTA, Indonesia — Gunmen opened fire on a small commercial plane as it landed in Indonesia’s restive province of Papua carrying nine passengers, one of the plane’s pilots said Saturday.…

A third woman MP has been elected in Solomon Islands. Lillian Maefai registered an historic by-election win in the East Makira constituency, becoming the third woman to be elected to the current parliament and setting a new record for women’s…

Voters backing Bougainville’s independence from Papua New Guinea have won a landslide referendum victory, according to results released Wednesday — a major step toward the troubled isles becoming the world’s newest nation. Chairman of the Bougainville Referendum Commission Bertie Ahern…