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Making ground in the fight against gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea

By Jonathan Pryke, Research Fellow and Director of the Aus-PNG Network in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program, and Kath Taplin, Senior Development Manager for Femili PNG Rates of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea (and in the Pacific Islands region more broadly) are among the highest in the world. Show More Summary

This endangered tree kangaroo baby could be vital to his species' survival

Nope, it's not a giant, red koala, if that's what you're thinking.  It's actually a  Goodfellow's tree kangaroo, an endangered marsupial native to Papua New Guinea.  SEE ALSO: Kangaroo makes an unexpected breakfast visit to a café This male joey, named Mian, was the size of a jellybean when it was born at Perth Zoo six months ago. Show More Summary

Students against PNG's Prime Minister: A bloody struggle

The fight against Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill reached a new level with last week’s shooting of unarmed university students. The worldwide media attention this generated has prompted some to comment that PNG is once again making headlines for 'all the wrong reasons'. Show More Summary

Hong Kong to host PNG for three ODIs in November

Hong Kong are set to host Papua New Guinea for three ODIs in the first week of November in Mong Kok

Pacific links: All eyes on PNG, Fiji takes UN post, a referendum for Vanuatu, and more

The police shooting of unarmed student protestors at the University of Papua New Guinea made international headlines last week. Miraculously it appears that no students were killed in the altercation, but at least 17 and up to 38 have...Show More Summary

PNG student protests: Moulding the leaders of tomorrow

The images on our television screens last week of police firing live rounds into a crowd of students at the University of Papua New Guinea and injured students being carried into hospital were profoundly shocking. Even for seasoned observers, used to disturbing images coming out of Papua New Guinea, this was bad. Show More Summary

PNG shootings are not a Tiananmen moment

[youtube:A2ffsT4FDac] The reporting on the tragic confrontation between students and police at the gates of the University of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday reminded me of a comment made some years ago when I was covering a landslideShow More Summary

Minnows PNG face New Zealand in OFC Nations final

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Sydney (AFP) – Papua New Guinea will play in their first Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup final in 43 years against a backdrop of civil unrest when the hosts face regional power New Zealand in Port Moresby on Saturday.  The...Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea Moves to End Student Protests After Violence

Demonstrators have called for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations

Papua New Guinea court bars university protests after violence

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Papua New Guinea court has granted an injunction barring university students from protesting on campus after dozens of people were wounded during clashes between student protesters and police in the capital, Port Moresby.

23 injured as police and students clash in Papua New Guinea

Police in Papua New Guinea fired gunshots Wednesday to quell a student protest demanding the prime minister's resignation, the government said. The country's police commissioner said nearly two dozen people were injured, but denied reports that as many as four people were killed.  Students in the...

Police Shoot Protesters in Papua New Guinea: Four Killed, Seven Injured

At least four people were killed and seven more injured on Wednesday, when police opened fire against a peaceful demonstration of students in Papua New Guinea, media reported.

Official says police shoot students in Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says police have shot students protesting against Papua New Guinea’s prime minister in the South Pacific nation’s capital of Port Moresby. Bishop says she had been advised by Australia’s embassy in Port Moresby of the violence on Wednesday morning as the students prepared to march from […]

Papua New Guinea Police Officers Open Fire On Student Protest [BREAKING]

Police officers in Papua New Guinea have reportedly opened fire on University of Papua New Guinea students who were marching on parliament in protest against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Unrest in Papua New Guinea hit a boiling point on Wednesday when at least 1,000 students from the University of Papua New Guinea took to parliament... Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea Police Open Fire On Student Protesters

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Police in Papua New Guinea opened fire on a student demonstration at a university campus and on the public outside the capital's hospital on Wednesday, officials said, wounding more than a dozen people and killingShow More Summary

Papua New Guinea police open fire on protesting students: official

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Police in Papua New Guinea have opened fire on university students who were planning to march from their campus to parliament to demand Prime Minister Peter O'Neill face corruption allegations, a provincial governor said on Wednesday.

Morea, Reva lift PNG to third place

3 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Vani Morea's maiden List A century and John Reva's all-round effort led Papua New Guinea to a 21-run win over Kenya in their World Cricket League Championship match on Monday

Pacific Island links: PNG protests, InterOil takeover, Vanuatu's female MP quota and more

[youtube:o3Xasz8FyQs] Student protests across Papua New Guinea continue as Prime Minister O’Neill has refused demands to step aside. Four weeks of protest has forced UPNG to suspend the teaching semester, with the Vice-Chancellor demanding students vacate the premises in 48 hours. Show More Summary

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