By NITHIN COCA, Freelance Journalist, SSNews  EARLIER this month, the Indonesian military raided and destroyed the offices of the West Papuan National Committee, a separatist group in the country’s easternmost region, which has long agitated for independence.  The raid came…

A West Papuan human rights defender has called for more Pacific islands countries to speak up internationally about human rights abuses in her homeland. Rosa Moiwend, who has been visiting New Zealand this week, said it was important that Pacific…

The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has officially submitted an application for full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The Liberation Movement already has observer status in the regional group whose full members are Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon…

Fiji Opposition MP, Anare Jale, told Parliament’s Budget debate this week the government’s allocation of $FJ1.12 million to the regional group should be reduced by $120,000. Mr Jale, who is shadow minister for foreign affairs, said the MSG has lost…

The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has officially submitted an application for full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group The Liberation Movement already has observer status in the regional group whose full members are Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon…

Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Reganvanu says the Pacific Islands’ Forum needs to be stronger in its stance regarding West Papua. Vanuatu is a strong proponent of West Papuan self-determination from Indonesia and has taken the battle for decolonisation to the…

The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has again applied for full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The ULM hopes that new leadership in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea may improve its chances .ListenListening…1:30 The United Liberation…

Following the election of James Marape as the 8th Prime Minister, there has been numerous articles posted on social media asking the question why I was absent and abstained from voting.  Last Wednesday, the former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced…