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Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea’s 1st prime minister, dies

Michael Somare, a pivotal figure in Papua New Guinea’s independence and the South Pacific island nation’s first prime minister, has died By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press \ CANBERRA, Australia — Michael Somare, a pivotal figure in Papua New Guinea’s independence and…

January 13, 2021 in News – 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, the Dutch Foreign…

The Biden administration has to reconsider its support for the Indonesian military until it addresses abuse of civilians. Joanne Lin is Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs at Amnesty International USA. Usman Hamid Usman Hamid is the Executive Director of…

The Biden administration has to reconsider its support for the Indonesian military until it addresses abuse of civilians. On October 28, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Indonesia as part of a five-country tour of Asia focused on strengthening…

West Papua was annexed by Indonesia decades ago, leading to a prolonged conflict. A tribal chief who lives overseas recently declared himself president of the embattled territory. By Richard C. Paddock BANGKOK — It has been 59 years since separatists…

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist, johnny.blades@rnz.co.nz Catholic priests in West Papua have appealed for reconciliation and dialogue to address ongoing armed violence in their region. A statement has been issued by 147 priests from across the Indonesian-administered provinces of West Papua and…

On December 1, all around the world, supporters of the long struggle for West Papuan self-determination raised the Morning Star flag of independence. In the Indonesian-occupied territory, Papuans braved arrest and police violence, because authorities treat raising the flag as…