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PNG’s Prime Minister Delays No-Confidence Vote by Adjourning Parliament
May 13, 2019

PNG’s Prime Minister Delays No-Confidence Vote by Adjourning Parliament

By Sebastian Liu
A vote of no confidence against O’Neill was slated to take place on May 16, but parliament has been adjourned until May 28.

Delayed But Looming: The Question of Bougainville Independence
March 14, 2019

Delayed But Looming: The Question of Bougainville Independence

By Grant Wyeth
The referendum for Papua New Guinea's eastern region is now set for October. How its outcome will be handled remains unclear.
Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?
August 29, 2018

Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?

By Ankit Panda
Manus Island would be a strategic outpost for China, astride the western Pacific Ocean.

Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
July 17, 2018

Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji

By Grant Wyeth
The PNG prime minister used his time in Fiji to reiterate that both countries have an essential role in providing regional leadership.

Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
September 28, 2017

Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?

By Grant Wyeth
The referendum is scheduled for June 2019, but the PNG premier says the criteria to do so have not been met yet.

Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
August 11, 2017

Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea

By Grant Wyeth
PNG’s loose party politics leads to perpetual government by a series of unstable coalitions.

As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
June 07, 2017

As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist

By Kate Schuetze
As Papua New Guinea's election approaches, its human rights record remains troubling.
Papua New Guinea's PM Defeats Vote of No Confidence
July 23, 2016

Papua New Guinea's PM Defeats Vote of No Confidence

By Sally Andrews
Peter O'Neill survives the latest challenge to his leadership in an ongoing corruption scandal.

Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters
June 08, 2016

Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters

By Grant Wyeth
Public sentiment and student fervor focused on allegations that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is corrupt have begun to merge.

PNG’s Prime Minister Served With Arrest Warrant
June 17, 2014

PNG’s Prime Minister Served With Arrest Warrant

By Jarni Blakkarly
Peter O’Neill is refusing to turn himself in for questioning in relation to a corruption investigation.

Papua New Guinea Selects New Prime Minister
August 06, 2012

Papua New Guinea Selects New Prime Minister

After months of political bickering and a constitutional crisis, PNG has a new PM.

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