Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern on Wednesday stressed to the UN the need for focus on maintaining peace in Papua New Guinea after an independence referendum in the region later this year. Mr Ahern met UN secretary general António Guterres in New York to discuss…

The Highlands town of Tari has been in celebration mode after the election of its MP, James Marape, as Papua New Guinea’s prime minister. Mr Marape was elected by MPs yesterday as the country’s new prime minister, replacing Peter O’Neill…

WEST PAPUAN military factions have united under the political leadership of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), in a historic declaration announced today. The Vanimo Border Declaration, which sees three groups come together as the West Papuan Army,…

The plight of West Papuans as Melanesian citizens is an important issue that Vanuatu must continue to support. Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade, Ralph Regenvanu, made this clear in his keynote address yesterday to all Vanuatu’s Heads…

Armed rebel groups in Indonesia’s West Papua have reportedly united to form a new army under a single command. A release from the office of the chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda, says it’s the…