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UN Raises Human Rights Concerns Over Proposed Mine in PNG
October 05, 2020

UN Raises Human Rights Concerns Over Proposed Mine in PNG

By Joshua Mcdonald
Papua New Guinea has a troubling history of foreign mining companies destroying the ecosystem locals depend on. 

Bougainville Elects Ishmael Toroama President, Eyes Set on Independence
September 28, 2020

Bougainville Elects Ishmael Toroama President, Eyes Set on Independence

By Grant Wyeth
An autonomous region in Papua New Guinea, Bougainville is aiming for independence and elected a president who shares that ambition.
Papua New Guinea Demands China Explain COVID-19 Vaccine Trial on Miners
August 21, 2020

Papua New Guinea Demands China Explain COVID-19 Vaccine Trial on Miners

By Associated Press
PNG blocked the arrival of Chinese workers, saying it had not given approval for a vaccine trial.

Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election
July 01, 2020

Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election

By Grant Wyeth
After a pandemic delay, the election is set to take place from August 12 to September 1. 

Tribal Compensation in Papua New Guinea
February 14, 2020

Tribal Compensation in Papua New Guinea

By Miguel Cano
A festive but tense ceremony marks the end of a years-long conflict resolution process in Mongol, PNG.

Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea
January 21, 2020

Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea

By Joshua Mcdonald
Human rights continue to falter as the government claims to be writing a “new book” of prosperity for all citizens.

As Australia Burns, Papua New Guinea and Other Pacific States Extend Offers of Assistance
January 06, 2020

As Australia Burns, Papua New Guinea and Other Pacific States Extend Offers of Assistance

By Grant Wyeth
The global community has offered great assistance to Australia, but it’s extended hands from the Pacific which Canberra should cherish most.
Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea
December 14, 2019

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

By Associated Press
Over 98 percent of voters in a long-awaited referendum wanted independence. Will they get it?

­­Bougainville’s Faustian Bargain
November 27, 2019

­­Bougainville’s Faustian Bargain

By Paul R. Williams and Carly Fabian
An ongoing independence referendum does not address the key question at the root of the conflict: the future of the Panguna mine.

Why Is Papua New Guinea Still Hunting Witches?
January 17, 2018

Why Is Papua New Guinea Still Hunting Witches?

By  Ian Lloyd Neubauer
A six-year-old girl tortured for 'witchcraft' sparks international outrage.

Sorcery and Sexism in Papua New Guinea
June 02, 2015

Sorcery and Sexism in Papua New Guinea

By Helen Clark
Witchcraft killings are proving to be one of the country’s most persistent problems.
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
October 21, 2014

Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts

By Dana MacLean
Every year, dozens of men, women and children are brutally murdered on accusations of witchcraft or sorcery.

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