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Jimmy Naouna: Macron’s handling of Kanaky New Caledonia isn’t working – we need a new way

COMMENTARY: By Jimmy Naouna in Nouméa The unrest that has gripped Kanaky New Caledonia is the direct result of French President Emmanuel Macron’s partisan and...

‘I can’t just stand back’: Kanak pro-independence activist follows mum’s footsteps

By Pretoria Gordon Jessie Ounei is following in her mum’s footsteps as a Kanak pro-independence activist. Last Wednesday, Ounei organised a rally outside the French Embassy...

Media fuss over stranded tourists, but Kanaks face existential struggle

COMMENTARY: By Eugene Doyle “Only the struggle counts . . .  death is nothing.”  Éloi Machoro — “the Che Guevara of the Pacific” — said...

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 lost the plot’ – journalist David Robie on Kanaky New Caledonia riots

By Lydia Lewis Liberation “must come” for Kanaky New Caledonia, says one of the few New Zealand journalists who have worked consistently on stories across...

Kanaky New Caledonia unrest: French politics rocked as leaders plead for end

By Patrick Decloitre With New Caledonia entering its second week of deadly riots, French authorities have mounted a massive law enforcement operation to regain control...