Samoa: Fiame’s Uphill Climb
By Amalyah Hart and Joshua Mcdonald
Samoa has its first-ever female prime minister, and the first new leader in 22 years. But Fiame Naomi Mata’afa comes to power at a fraught time.
Pacific States Watch Samoa’s Political Turmoil Carefully, Quietly
By Joshua Mcdonald
Samoa’s neighbors have mostly fallen short on backing the new democratically elected prime minister amid a “bloodless coup.”
Samoan Democracy Under Threat as New Political Era Dawns
By Grant Wyeth
The dawning of a new political era in Samoa has proved difficult for the country’s longtime rulers to accept.
Samoa in Crisis as Elected Leader Locked out of Parliament
By Nick Perry
Last month, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa was elected Samoa's first ever female prime minister.