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
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
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 are set to host Papua New Guinea for three ODIs in the first week of November in Mong Kok
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
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
[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
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
Demonstrators have called for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations
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.
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...
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.
Protesters were attempting to march on the legislature
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 […]
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
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
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.
Off the coast of West Papua, Indonesia, the waters off the Bird's Head peninsula teem with 1,765 different species of fish and 600 variations of hard coral--more species than anywhere else in the world, all within a magical bay pierced by giant boulder islands. But that wasn't always the case. Show More Summary
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