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Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy
November 30, 2021

Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy

By Grant Wyeth
The Pacific Islands have not been overlooked by the White House, although the region’s democracies face challenges, too.

Is Corruption a Serious Problem in the Pacific?
November 23, 2021

Is Corruption a Serious Problem in the Pacific?

By Joshua Mcdonald
A recent report illustrates that the people of the Pacific believe corruption is a massive problem for both them and their governments.
World Stands by as a COVID Crisis Unfolds in Papua New Guinea 
October 26, 2021

World Stands by as a COVID Crisis Unfolds in Papua New Guinea 

By John Fleming
With countries like Papua New Guinea on the edge of crisis, richer countries can do more to help supply vaccines and mitigate hesitancy. 

What’s the Real Cost of Papua New Guinea’s Palm Oil?
October 18, 2021

What’s the Real Cost of Papua New Guinea’s Palm Oil?

By Joshua Mcdonald
A new report claims that palm oil executives in PNG have bribed officials, paid police to brutalize villagers, used child labor, and participated in an apparent tax evasion scheme.

How Papua New Guinea Can Eliminate Vector-Borne Diseases
August 20, 2021

How Papua New Guinea Can Eliminate Vector-Borne Diseases

By Sarthak Das, Simon Bland, and Mobumo Kiromat
PNG is one of the Asia-Pacific countries most severely affected by mosquito-borne diseases.

Bougainville Inches Closer to Independence
July 19, 2021

Bougainville Inches Closer to Independence

By Joshua Mcdonald
Given the 2019 referendum’s nearly unanimous approval, it will be difficult for Papua New Guinea to deny the region independence.

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands
March 19, 2021

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands

By Andreyka Natalegawa and Camille Bismonte
Vaccine rollout in the Pacific has been anything but uniform.
Papua New Guinea Faces Rising COVID-19 Cases
March 17, 2021

Papua New Guinea Faces Rising COVID-19 Cases

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific Island nation is on the brink of disaster, regional health experts warn.

Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea’s First Prime Minister, Dies
February 26, 2021

Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea’s First Prime Minister, Dies

By Associated Press
After leading Papua New Guinea to its independence, Somare served four terms as the nation's prime minister.

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.

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