Tens of thousands protested across Papua — on the western half of New Guinea island — as anger over racism and fresh calls for self-rule fuelled mass demonstrations and violent clashes with security forces.
Somare died on Feb.26, aged 84, just weeks after he was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer. He served as leader four times and was the country’s first prime minister after Papua New Guinea (PNG) gained independence from Australia in 1975.
PNG’s Western Province lies within a few kilometres of Australia’s northern border, and Queensland laboratories are assisting to investigate the worsening outbreak.
Twenty-four people have died—including two pregnant women with their unborn children—in tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea’s lawless highlands, prompting the prime minister on Wednesday
Three more ministers resigned from the Papua New Guinea government on Friday — leaving Peter O’Neill’s eight-year premiership hanging by a thread.
More than 100 people living on a remote tropical island were displaced by this week’s massive earthquake in Papua New Guinea, according to responders who, days later, have finally reached affected communities.
Papua New Guinea’s embattled prime minister insisted he still had the backing of his party on Monday and can avoid being turfed out of office in a vote of no confidence.
Troops have been sent to help thousands of people displaced by a volcanic eruption on a remote archipelago in Papua New Guinea, the prime minister said on Friday, as a second volcano erupted.
Papua New Guinea has deployed paramilitary police to a refugee encampment on Manus Island amid “daily” suicide attempts and rising tension there, a senior officer told AFP on Friday.