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…

Jayapura, Jubi – Menteri luar negeri Selandia Baru (NZ) mendesak dihentikannya kekerasan bersenjata yang berlangsung di Tanah Papua hingga saat ini. Hal ini disampaikan Winstons Peters, menanggapi pernyataan Tentara Pembebasan Nasional Papua Barat (TPNPB) tentang perang terbuka dengan tentara dan polisi…

Vanuatu has been requested to support China’s candidate for the postition of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director General (DG) in this year’s election during the 41st Session of the FAO Conference. The Chinese Minister of Agriculture, Han Changfu, made…

Parliament has been summoned for a special sitting on Friday March 29, 2019. The special sitting was ordered by the Speaker of Parliament, Esmon Saimon on Wednesday, 20 March on the advice of Prime Minister Charlot Salwai. The main agenda to…

THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) had ended its term in office with more than $188million in cash reserves for working capital for the new government. That’s according to outgoing Finance minister Manasseh Sogavare. “This is a net of…

Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) says it will be a backward step for Vanuatu if the former members of parliament that were convicted in 2015 are pardoned. TIV Chairman, Dr Willie Tokon who stated this on behalf of TIV, warned of the…

The Office of Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, has made it known that a letter was sent to French President, Emmanuel Macron, to express Vanuatu’s disappointment and protest against the France for sending its warship to Matthew and Hunter. In a statement,…

Indonesia’s military says three of its soldiers were killed by West Papua Liberation Army fighters on Thursday, with up to 10 rebels dying in the gunfire exchange. It’s the latest bout of violence to strike the troubled Highlands regency of…