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Fears Rise of a Second Landslide and Disease Outbreak at Site of Papua New Guinea Disaster

Fears Rise of a Second Landslide and Disease Outbreak at Site of Papua New Guinea Disaster

By Rod McGuirk
An estimated 670 people died in the first landslide in Yambali village. Now there is a “serious risk” of a second that could impact up to 8,000 people.

Over 100 Feared Dead in Landslide in Remote Part of Papua New Guinea

Over 100 Feared Dead in Landslide in Remote Part of Papua New Guinea

By Rod McGuirk
Rescue efforts are underway after a landslide hit a village in Enga province in the middle of the night.
What’s Next for Papua New Guinea After Violent Start to 2024?

What’s Next for Papua New Guinea After Violent Start to 2024?

By Patricia O’Brien and Douveri Henao
2024 has already tested Papua New Guinea, with deadly unrest in the capital and tribal fighting in the highlands. Where do matters currently stand for the government of James Marape?

Riots, Tribal Clash, Fuel Shortage: Papua New Guinea’s Many Crises

Riots, Tribal Clash, Fuel Shortage: Papua New Guinea’s Many Crises

Douveri Henao, CEO and founder of Legacy Group, discusses the situation in PNG and how the country can overcome.

Marape’s State Visit Puts Australia-Papua New Guinea Bonhomie on Display

Marape’s State Visit Puts Australia-Papua New Guinea Bonhomie on Display

By Patricia O’Brien
For Australia, it is critical to keep good ties with PNG amid China's growing influence.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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Is Christianity Marape’s Political Saving Grace in Papua New Guinea?

Is Christianity Marape’s Political Saving Grace in Papua New Guinea?

By Patricia O’Brien and Douveri Henao
PNG, recently rocked by riots, is likely to declare itself a “Christian nation” in early 2024.

The State of Emergency in Papua New Guinea: Balancing Order and Rights

The State of Emergency in Papua New Guinea: Balancing Order and Rights

By Phil Glover and Warren Doudle
The state of emergency in Papua New Guinea, declared following unprecedented riots, underscores the complex challenge of balancing public order with civil liberties.
For the Melanesian Spearhead Group, West Papua Presents a Challenge

For the Melanesian Spearhead Group, West Papua Presents a Challenge

By Grant Wyeth
West Papua’s independence movement again failed to obtain MSG membership, highlighting members’ competing strategic interests. 

President Macron’s Historic Pacific Visit: A Signal of France’s Regional Step-Up

President Macron’s Historic Pacific Visit: A Signal of France’s Regional Step-Up

By Céline Pajon
With Macron's visit to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea, he has a chance to address France's shaken legitimacy in the Pacific.

End Days for Australia’s Nauru Detention Center?

End Days for Australia’s Nauru Detention Center?

By Dechlan Brennan
The offshore processing facility’s last asylum seekers are expected to be removed by the end of this month.

This Week in Asia: May 26, 2023

This Week in Asia: May 26, 2023

The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.
India’s Modi Makes the Most of the Moment in Papua New Guinea

India’s Modi Makes the Most of the Moment in Papua New Guinea

By Mark S. Cogan
In the absence of U.S. President Joe Biden, the Indian leader used his trip to Port Moresby to position his country as a leader of the Global South.

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