Land and sea access between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea has been closed after a shootout at the border. This follows reports of an Indonesian troop build-up along the border from communities in PNG’s West Sepik province. Indonesian-ruled West Papua…

Papua New Guinea police have stopped a group of visiting West Papuans raising awareness about human rights abuses in neighbouring Indonesia. A group of around 200 people called the West Papua Interest Association crossed over the border into PNG’s Western…

Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister says economic and social development is already underway in the area around the border with Indonesia. Rimbink Pato was responding to comments by National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop that PNG had not co-operated enough…

Defence officers have caught an Indonesian boat carrying illegal firearms into Vanimo, West Sepik Province. Pictures of the weapons supplied by a MiRpota in Vanimo showed what appeared to be a homemade weapon. They were found in the possession of…

The thorny issue of West Papua has stirred controversy during a state visit by Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, to Papua New Guinea. Indonesia’s Papua region: the provinces of West Papua and Papua Photo: RNZ Mr Widodo left Port Moresby today after a…

The thorny issue of West Papua has stirred controversy during a state visit by Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, to Papua New Guinea. Indonesia’s Papua region: the provinces of West Papua and Papua Photo: RNZ Mr Widodo left Port Moresby today after a…