China remains biggest market for West Papua`s exports

China remained the biggest export market for commodities of the Indonesian province of West Papua in 2017, Head of West Papua`s Central Bureau of Statistics Endang Retno stated here on Wednesday. The province earned US$68.59 million from exporting its commodities to the country in December 2017 alone. Apart from China, Japan and South Korea were two other main export destinations […]

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Victims of Solomons conflict want govt to implement TRC advice

Victims of Solomon Islands’ bloody ethnic tensions are still calling on MPs to act on the final report of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up to identify the root causes of the conflict and chart a way forward for the country. This is according to one of the last surviving TRC commissioners Caroline Laore. Speaking from the Shortland Islands […]

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Victims of Solomons’ conflict urging government to finally act

Victims of the Solomon Islands’ bloody ethnic tensions in the late 1990s are still calling for action on reconciliation. Parliamentarians are being urged to act on the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission or TRC, according to one of its last surviving commissioners. The commission was set up to identify causes of the conflict and chart a way forward […]

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West Papuan MSG bid at a dead end, says Jakarta

Indonesia says the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s bid to be a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead group has reached a dead end. MSG leaders meeting in Port Moresby this week referred the Movement’s application to the group’s secretariat for processing under new membership guidelines. The Movement already has observer status at the MSG but the group’s leaders […]

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