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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...

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

ANALYSIS: By Nicole George New Caledonia’s capital city, Nouméa, has endured widespread violent rioting over the past three days. This crisis intensified rapidly, taking local...

Flashback: Betrayal of Kanaky decolonisation by Paris risks return to dark days

France has declared a state of emergency for 12 days on the Pacific territory of New Caledonia — New Zealand’s closest neighbour — after...

Violence erupts in New Caledonia as independence supporters oppose legislation in Paris

Macron’s plan has backfired. But there can be no sustainable solution without cooperation of all parties, writes a former Australian diplomat in New Caledonia. ANALYSIS:...

French security forces in Nouméa ahead of two opposing political marches

By Patrick Decloitre Security forces reinforcements were sent from France ahead of two rival marches in the capital Nouméa today, at the same time and...

West Papua high on agenda as MSG leaders set to convene in Port Vila

By Kelvin Anthony The Pacific region’s focus will shift briefly to Port Vila next week when Vanuatu hosts the heads of governments from Fiji, Papua...