In Exile, an Icon of the West Papuan Independence Struggle Fades

Benny Wenda has been a fierce advocate for the West Papuan cause. Why is it, then, that the proclamation of his presidency has been met with marked skepticism within West Papua? By Leon Langdon, The Diplomat In December 2020, Benny Wenda told TIME…

By Tereni Kens This is an account of a recent ordeal of a young Papua New Guinea  missionary pilot Ronald Brandan Yombi (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=879903292544004&id=349747055559633) serving with Philippine Adventist Medical Aviation Services (PAMAS) on Palawan Island in the Philippines. We have reached…

By Tereni Kens PRIME Minister James Marape has been briefed on various Chinese projects and investments throughout Papua New Guinea. Chinese Ambassador to PNG, His Excellency Xue Bing, paid a courtesy call to PM Marape on Monday, Jan 18 to…

From Dateline Pacific, 5:00 am on 5 February 2020 An Australian human rights advocate is voicing protest at some local media’s refusal to cover West Papua issues. Anthony Craig, who is based in the New South Wales town of Lithgow, is a…

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Indonesia’s former coloniser, the Netherlands, has become the 83rd international state calling for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to be allowed into West Papua. Following questions posed by parliamentarians from seven Dutch political parties,…