By Asia Pacific Report – August 21, 2019, By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Protests are spreading in Indonesia-ruled West Papua in response to harassment of Papuans during explosive incidents in Javanese cities last week. Indonesia’s president has urged calm after some of the protests turned…

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua has elected the exiled independence leader Benny Wenda as its new leader. Mr Wenda effectively replaces Octo Mote who was the general-secretary of the Movement, which is West Papuans’ premier organisation for advancing…

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says Solomon Islands’ support for its cause remains firm despite a change in leadership. The Movement’s secretary general Octo Mote last week travelled to Honiara to meet the new Solomons prime minister Rick…

Members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua are converging on Vanuatu’s capital for their first major summit since the body’s inception. The Movement is to use the Port Vila summit to evaluate its first three years, establish by-laws,…