Arrests in Papua as Solomons delegation visits

Nine West Papuans were arrested by Indonesian police in Jayapura today for a small protest over a visit by a Solomon Islands delegation. The government-led delegation travelled to Papua’s provincial capital at the invitation of Indonesia’s government, but the way it slipped into Papua province largely under the radar has raised questions. The delegation was led by Solomon Islands’ Ambassador […]

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Black Brothers drummer dies

Longtime Port Vila resident and former Manager of once famed Black Brothers Band, Andy Ayamiseba, has announced with sadness the passing away of legendary drummer of the band, Stevie Mambor, in Canberra, Australia this week on Wednesday April 18. Stevie who is remembered by his friends in Port Vila for his Jim Kelly-like Afro-hair and self-defense prowess, has joined deceased […]

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Indonesian president hands over land certificates in Papua

Indonesia’s President has presided over an event to hand over thousands of land ownership certificates in Papua province. Around 3,000 Papua residents received land certificates directly from Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, in Papua’s capital Jayapura yesterday.   The Governor of Papua Province, Lukas Enembe, (far left), welcomes the Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: AFP Jokowi is on his eighth visit to Papua […]

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