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French security presence in Kanaky New Caledonia set to remain ‘indefinitely’ after Macron’s failed visit?

By Mick Hall French security forces sent to quell deadly violence in New Caledonia could remain indefinitely if the country’s decolonisation process continues to stall...

France ends 10-year UN ’empty chair’ decolonisation snub over Polynesia

ANALYSIS: By Patrick Decloitre After 10 years of non-attendance, France turned up to this week’s French Polynesia sitting of the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation...

New Caledonia’s Backès resigns from French govt after losing Senate vote

ANALYSIS: By Patrick Decloitre A prominent pro-France leader in New Caledonia, Sonia Backès, has resigned from the French government after a resounding defeat in France’s...

Macron warns of ‘new colonialism’ in Pacific, but clings to French ‘colonies’

ANALYSIS: By Ravindra Singh Prasad In a historic first visit to an independent Pacific state by a sitting French president, President Emmanuel Macron has denounced...

France, Vanuatu agree to sort out ‘southern land’ border dispute

By Doddy Morris in Port Vila French President Emmanuel Macron and Vanuatu Prime Minister Ishmael Kalsakau have reached an agreement to settle the “land problem”...

Macron to ditch Noumea Accord for self-determination and impose new statute for New Caledonia

By Eleisha Foon French president Emmanuel Macron says he will forge ahead with processing a new statute for New Caledonia, replacing the 1998 Noumea Accord. New...