West Papuan independence campaigners are supporting a British parliamentary petition calling for investigations into Indonesia’s alleged chemical weapon use in Papua. Labour MP Alex Sobel last month filed a motion demanding the British government and the Organisation for the Prohibition…

A workshop underway in Port Vila aims to develop the vision, mission and objectives to guide the new Department of Climate Change. Organised by the Department of Climate Change, the three-day workshop which ends tomorrow (Friday) brought stakeholders in both government…

The United Nations in Papua New Guinea has congratulated the governments of PNG and Bougainville for confirming a date for the independence referendum. In a statement the UN said the referendum will give the people of Bougainville the opportunity to…

Indonesia has deployed 600 military personnel to Papua, to safeguard the construction of a controversial road project. The security build-up around the project, which was promised in January, threatens to deepen escalating violence in the Highlands regions. The Antara state…

Bougainville South MP Tim Masiu says a four month delay to the Bougainville referendum was not unexpected. [audio_playhttps://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/2018685034/bougainville-s-referendum-on-independence-delayed Listen to more on Dateline Pacific Bougainville is due to hold a vote on whether to become fully independent of Papua New…

Indonesia’s military says the West Papua Liberation Army set fire to a digger owned by a state-owned construction company on Tuesday. The attack on Istaka Karya’s operations in Nduga regency follows the killing of at least 16 of its employees…

A meeting today in Port Moresby between the Papua New Guinea national government and the Autonomous Bougainville Government resolved to defer the referendum to 12 October. The Bougainville Referendum Commission had requested the referendum be postponed due to a lack…