Enga death toll up to 20 after latest election-related violence

Six more people have been killed in election-related violence in Papua New Guinea’s Enga province. Police in Enga’s capital Wabag said four people died on Friday and two more yesterday after fighting erupted again involving supporters of the ousted member for Kandep Open, Don Polye. Together with the Kii tribe, these supporters have been fighting another tribe on the outskirts […]

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Ousted PNG MP charged with wilful murder

An ousted MP in Papua New Guinea’s Chimbu Province has been charged with wilful murder and inciting violence in election-related unrest. Police said at least two people died in violence two weeks ago in the late stages of the vote count for the Kundiawa-Gembogl electorate. Tobias Kulang, who stood with the ruling People’s National Congress party, was arrested and taken […]

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Pressure on PNG PM to clear his name over fraud case

Papua New Guinea’s prime minister is being urged to take the opportunity to clear his name regarding an alleged fraud case. The National Court yesterday dismissed a challenge to the legality of an arrest warrant for Peter O’Neill issued in 2014. Anti-fraud police had been investigating Mr O’Neill over alleged illegal state payments to a lawfirm. It was Matthew Damaru and Timothy […]

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PNG court dismisses challenge to legality of arrest warrant for PM

Papua New Guinea’s National Court has dismissed a challenge to the legality of an arrest warrant for prime minister Peter O’Neill. The case had been filed by the former Police Commissioner, Geoffery Vaki, over the warrant issued by the District Court against Mr O’Neill in 2014. This warrant stemmed from an investigation by anti-fraud police into alleged illegal state payments […]

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