Tag: Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front

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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...

Kanaky in flames: Five takeaways from the New Caledonia independence riots

ANALYSIS: By David Robie, editor of Café Pacific Jean-Marie Tjibaou, a revered Kanak visionary, was inspirational to indigenous Pacific political activists across Oceania, just like...

Curfew in New Caledonia after Kanak pro-independence riots over French voting change plan

By Stephen Wright and Stefan Armbruster French authorities have imposed a curfew on New Caledonia’s capital Nouméa and banned public gatherings after supporters of the...

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...

FLNKS mayor wins run-off poll to take unprecedented French Senate seat

By Nic Maclellan In a major electoral upset, Kanak independence politician Robert Xowie has won one of Kanaky New Caledonia’s two seats in the French...

Senior MSG official calls for Melanesia to remain neutral in geopolitical battle

By Kelvin Anthony in Port Vila The Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat’s Director-General, Leonard Louma, says the Pacific region continues to be the centre of geopolitical...