In Exile, an Icon of the West Papuan Independence Struggle Fades

Benny Wenda has been a fierce advocate for the West Papuan cause. Why is it, then, that the proclamation of his presidency has been met with marked skepticism within West Papua? By Leon Langdon, The Diplomat In December 2020, Benny Wenda told TIME…

Source: RNZ Indonesia’s military, or TNI, says its soldiers have taken control of an regional headquarters of the West Papua Liberation Army in Papua’s Highlands. Armed conflict between the Liberation Army and the TNI since late last year has left…

Armed rebel groups in Indonesia’s West Papua have reportedly united to form a new army under a single command. A release from the office of the chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda, says it’s the…

Jayapura, Jubi – Menteri luar negeri Selandia Baru (NZ) mendesak dihentikannya kekerasan bersenjata yang berlangsung di Tanah Papua hingga saat ini. Hal ini disampaikan Winstons Peters, menanggapi pernyataan Tentara Pembebasan Nasional Papua Barat (TPNPB) tentang perang terbuka dengan tentara dan polisi…

Indonesia’s military says negotiation with the West Papua Liberation Army can only take place if both sides have the same goal. Humanitarian concern is growing for villagers displaced by armed conflict in the Highlands between the Liberation Army and Indonesia’s…