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PNG electoral official charged with corruption.

Anti-corruption police in Papua New Guinea arrest and charge the country's deputy chief electoral commissioner with official corruption, perjury and making a false declaration in the 2014 Madang by-election.

- ABC News - AU

Church-run PNG health services face closure after months without funding.

Churches in Papua New Guinea warn they will soon be forced to shut down rural health services because the Government has not paid staff salaries.

- ABC News - AU

Pioneering Black Journalist Simeon Booker Dies at 99.

Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing journalist and the first full-time African-American reporter at The Washington Post, has died at the age of 99. Booker died Sunday in Solomons, Maryland, according to a Post obituary, citing his wife Carol. Booker served for decades as the Washington bureau chief for the African-American ...

- Voice of America - US

APNewsBreak: Files show birth of Papua independence struggle.

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Prominent Papuans pleaded for the U.S. to give them money and arms in the mid-1960s to fight Indonesia's colonization of their vast remote territory, according to recently declassified American files that...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pioneering black journalist Simeon Booker dies at age 99.

WASHINGTON — Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99.Booker died at an assisted-living community in Solomons, Maryland,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Rival companies ramp up battle to reopen controversial Bougainville mine.

The Bougainville Government is holding a crucial mining warden's hearing at an abandoned copper mine which sparked a decade-long armed insurgency against the Papua New Guinea Government to determine if Bougainville Copper Limited will retain its lease.

- ABC News - AU

Bougainville landowners back rival consortium to take over controversial copper mine.

The Bougainville Government is holding a crucial mining warden's hearing at an abandoned copper mine which sparked a decade-long armed insurgency against the Papua New Guinea Government to determine if Bougainville Copper Limited will retain its lease.

- ABC News - AU

SI Records $170 Million Trade Deficit in June Quarter.

Solomon Islands has recorded a trade deficiency of $170.5 million in the second quarter of 2017.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Self-determination resistance continues in West Papua — Roshni Kapur.

DECEMBER 8 — The province of West Papua continues to be shrouded in secrecy from the rest of the world. West Papua's struggle for independence from the Indonesian government has been simmering for half a century. The conflict has received...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Tom Hardy sends fans wild with surprise return to Peaky Blinders.

Fans of popular period crime drama in for a treat as Taboo star makes swaggering comeback as foul-mouthed but affable gangster Alfie Solomons.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

APEC to Channel Digital Disruptions Under New Chair.

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 6 December 2017 – The 21 APEC member economies will take steps toward enabling more digitally-driven and inclusive trade and growth in 2018, the group’s incoming chair, Papua New Guinea, announced at a key planning ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Millions of children set to be protected against typhoid fever

Source: GAVI Alliance Country: Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, South Sudan, World Gavi Board approved US$ 85 million funding window for 2019-2020 to support the introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccine in developing countries.Gavi Board approves US$ 85 million funding window for 2019-2020 to support the introduction of ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

6.0-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck just off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Friday, United States seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The post 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea: Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics

A discussion with Colin Filer and Pierre-Yves Le Meur.

- The Diplomat - US

Twenty countries risk ability to pay for life-saving vaccines in long term - MSF

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Bolivia , Congo, Cuba, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kiribati, Moldova, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, World As the board of Gavi meets this week, MSF is calling on the vaccine ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Immediate action needed to avert further tragedy on Manus Island - UNHCR

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Australia, Papua New Guinea Apparently, several men remain inside the Regional Processing Centre, having been seriously injured, and UNHCR is seeking additional information from the Governments of Australia and PNG.UNHCR is deeply disturbed by the forcible removal of ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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