‘Stop the violence and killing against Kanaky people’: Vanuatu MPs from Tafea Province

Eight Members of Vanuatu Parliament from Tafea Province have made a bold and powerful call to the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, to stop the violence and killing being committed against the Kanaky

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Nine dead since start of New Caledonia unrest

A man in his thirties who was shot amongst the New Caledonia rioting has died of his wounds.  He was allegedly shot by a gendarme who responded after being targeted, according to initial investigations, the public

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The tragedy of New Caledonia

On the night of Monday 13 May, Noumea exploded. Across many parts of New Caledonia’s capital, young people took to the streets, stoning French riot police, looting and burning shops, car yards and factories. The next

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Award-winning playwright Sia Figiel on murder charge in Samoa

Details are emerging after a well-known Samoa playwright was charged with murder on Monday for allegedly stabbing a woman in Vaivase-uta last Saturday.  Award-winning playwright Papalii Sia Figiel, 57, was earlier

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France lifts state of emergency in New Caledonia, maintains curfew

France on Tuesday lifted a state of emergency in its Pacific territory of New Caledonia but is maintaining a curfew and sending hundreds of paramilitary reinforcements after two weeks of unrest in which seven people

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Christian Karembeu says family killed in New Caledonia violence

Former footballer Christian Karembeu shared that he has tragically lost two family members amid the recent surge of violence in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia. Amid contentious voting reforms, seven

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Macron flies home from New Caledonia without breakthrough

Following ten days of riots and clashes between protestors and police in New Caledonia, French President Emmanuel Macron travelled to Noumea to meet with politicians, community leaders and business associations. 

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France’s Macron delays New Caledonia voting reform after protests

French President Emmanuel Macron says he will delay a voting reform in New Caledonia that the Indigenous Kanak people on the French-ruled Pacific islands say would dilute their votes and undermine their struggle for

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New Caledonia and Vanuatu withdraw from FestPAC amid deadly unrest

A festival planner announced Monday that a Pacific country and an island territory of France have withdrawn their participation in the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture.  The announcement comes as Hawaii is

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Opinion: Why is New Caledonia on fire? According to local women, the deadly riots are about more than voting rights

New Caledonia’s capital city, Noumea, has endured widespread violent rioting over the past 48 hours. This crisis intensified rapidly, taking local authorities by surprise. Peaceful protests had been occurring across

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French authorities must uphold rights of the Indigenous Kanak people amid unrest

Responding to ongoing unrest in the non-self-governing French territory of Kanaky New Caledonia after the French Parliament adopted a bill changing the territory’s voting rules, Amnesty International’s Pacific

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ADF ‘ready to fly’ as death toll rises in New Caledonia, NZDF Hercules awaits French approval 

As Australians stranded in New Caledonia amid unrest beg for help to come home, Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong says the defence force is “ready to fly” once commercial flights to the territory resume.  Six

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