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Frank Bainimarama

Fiji’s Former PM Frank Bainimarama Sentenced to Prison for Interfering in Police Investigation

Fiji’s Former PM Frank Bainimarama Sentenced to Prison for Interfering in Police Investigation

By Rod McGuirk
The charges stem from 2019, when then-Prime Minister Bainimarama ended an investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement at the University of the South Pacific.

China in the Pacific: The Fiji Case

China in the Pacific: The Fiji Case

By Patricia O’Brien
The specter of geostrategic competition being mapped onto Fiji’s political fault lines remains a distinct possibility that would be deeply damaging for the nation, and region, as a whole.
In Fiji, Bainimarama Suspended From Parliament Until 2026

In Fiji, Bainimarama Suspended From Parliament Until 2026

By Patricia O’Brien
Despite Rabuka’s thin majority, his government has wasted no time in systematically dismantling Bainimarama’s extensive power base.

History’s Shadow Looms Over Fiji

History’s Shadow Looms Over Fiji

By Patricia O’Brien
As Fiji enters a new political era following 16 years under the rule of Bainimarama, history’s shadow looms large.

Under New Leadership, What’s Next for Fiji?

Under New Leadership, What’s Next for Fiji?

By Dechlan Brennan
After 16 years with Frank Bainimarama at the helm, Fiji faces myriad challenges as Sitiveni Rabuka takes over.

Rabuka Promises Change After Winning Close Fiji Election

Rabuka Promises Change After Winning Close Fiji Election

By Nick Perry
Fiji will see a new leader for the first time in 16 years, but Sitiveni Rabuka is no stranger to power in the country.

Fiji’s Youth Could Decide the Election – If They Vote 

Fiji’s Youth Could Decide the Election – If They Vote 

By Angus Delaney
Young people are the largest bloc of potential votes – but historically, they haven’t showed up to the polls in large numbers. 
Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism

By Grant Wyeth
From COVID-19 to climate change, the most pressing global issues – and those of most concern to Pacific states – are best served by collective action.

Fiji 50 Years On

Fiji 50 Years On

By Stewart Firth
Fiji’s long-running split along lines of racial identity is at the center of the country’s tortured politics.

A Warm Welcome for Fijian Prime Minister in Australia

A Warm Welcome for Fijian Prime Minister in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
The pomp and ceremony provided for him in Canberra this week symbolize a remarkable transformation for Bainimarama.

Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory

Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory

By Grant Wyeth
Former coup leader-turned Prime Minister Bainimarama held onto power, winning more time to reshape Fijian politics.
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific

Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
Pacific Island countries want to rebrand as “large ocean states,” custodians of large swaths of the Pacific Ocean.

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