The plight of West Papuans received little focus at the Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting this year, however independence leader, Benny Wenda remains confident their time will come.
London-based Wenda recently arrived back in Port Vila, saying: “Vanuatu is like my home because I am welcomed by ‘wantoks’, a people who make me feel at home. On my present arrival at the airport, I was welcomed by the Vanuatu West Papua Independence Struggle Committee, complete with the West Papua Flag waving. I became emotional by this gesture.
“Secondly, Vanuatu initiated the unification of the . . .