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…

Bougainvilleans will begin voting tomorrow in an historic referendum to decide if they want independence from Papua New Guinea. Over a two week period they will be taking part in vote on whether to become independent or to settle for…

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…

Former Bougainville president James Tanis is calling for people to vote for independence from Papua New Guinea in the referendum which begins on Saturday. Mr Tanis said he did not want people to listen to those who said Bougainville lacked…

Bougainville is about to enter a two week polling period for a non-binding referendum on independence from PNG. The devastation to infrastructure from a civil war over two decades ago is still evident, but today Arawa is upbeat and a…

Police in Solomon Islands have beefed up security along the shared maritime border with Papua New Guinea, ahead of the Bougainville independence referendum this weekend. The non-binding referendum, which begins on Saturday, is the final expression of the Bougainville Peace…