Province’s breakaway movement nominates exiled leader as interim president as conflict-ridden Indonesian region marks independence day West Papuan leaders have declared a provisional “government-in-waiting” of the contested Indonesian province, as the United Nations said it was “disturbed by escalating violence”…

By Adorina Massing, Vanuatu Daily Post The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has upgraded its Bylaws to Provisional Constitutional status, on the path to achieving a referendum and independence from colonial rule. ULMWP Chairman Benny Wenda has written…