In an official letter to West Papua Army (WPA), one of the Affiliated Command of the WPA, The West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA) Secretary-General I, Gen. Amunggut Tabi expresses National Greeting from the Central Defense Headquarters of the WPRA and…

Bougainvilleans will begin voting tomorrow in an historic referendum to decide if they want independence from Papua New Guinea. Over a two week period they will be taking part in vote on whether to become independent or to settle for…

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalistjohnny.blades@rnz.co.nz Polling for Bougainville’s independence referendum gets underway today. The autonomous Papua New Guinea region’s non-binding referendum is the ultimate provision of 2001’s Peace Agreement which formally ended hostilities in Bougainville’s civil war. Bougainvilleans have entered into…

Papua New Guinea’s former prime minister Peter O’Neill has sounded a note of warning on the eve of Bougainville’s independence referendum. Photo: AFP or licensors People from the autonomous PNG region are this Saturday to begin a two-week polling period for…

Former Bougainville president James Tanis is calling for people to vote for independence from Papua New Guinea in the referendum which begins on Saturday. Mr Tanis said he did not want people to listen to those who said Bougainville lacked…