New Caledonia’s pro-independence Palika party has restated that it wants the next referendum on independence from France to be held before the next year’s French presidential election. The last vote on independence last October saw a small majority opt for…

JAYAPURA | Menyikapi menembakan oleh militer Indonesia terhadap 2 orang rakyat sipil di Nduga pada tanggal 18 Juli 2020, Ketua ULMWP (United Liberation Movement for West Papua) menegaskan pentingnga hari ini rakyat West Papua sadar dan bersatu untuk menyatakan sikap. Hal…

Dr Mark Busse and Sophie Faber examine West Papua’s history to see what’s at stake politically and economically in the current unrest West Papua has been in the media more than usual over the last six months, with stories about…

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…

Communities on Bougainville’s atolls hope the upcoming independence referendum is an impetus for improved services to the remote islands. A two-week polling period begins this Saturday for Bougainville’s referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea. The non-binding referendum is a provision of…

Results in Bougainville’s upcoming referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea will be delivered in just one announcement. The two-week polling period for the non-binding referendum begins on 23 November. The verification, scrutiny and count process is to begin at the Count…