The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change. Source: https://thediplomat.com/, By Grant Wyeth The 47th Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting began this week on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. The meeting will bring together the leaders of 16 Pacific Island states to provide a platform discuss the […]
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Locals face polluted seas and dying fish after Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier runs aground close to Unesco-protected atoll On a normal weekend, the waters of Kangava Bay would be busy with children playing or collecting clam shells and villagers heading out to catch reef fish to eat. But last Sunday the bay was quiet. Locals […]
Descendants of a Malaitan man captured during the blackbirding era are preparing to welcome his Australian family members to Solomon Islands for the 150th anniversary of his capture. John Kwailiu Fatanowna was taken from the Rakwane tribe of the Fataleka region of east Malaita to work on a sugar plantation in Queensland. The president of […]
By The Australian -via the VanuatuIndependent HUNDREDS of South Sea Islanders living in Vanuatu complain they are being discriminated against because they have Aboriginal ancestry, and say they want official Australian recognition. One, Vanuatu policeman Pakoa Rudy Rolland, said the problem has become so bad that more than 480 Aboriginal people on the island of Tongariki are […]
By Kylie Kiunguyu on February 3, 2019 — The debate has been raging for the past eight years: Which African leader was the greater pioneer of Pan-Africanism – Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah or monarch and semi-deity Emperor Haile Selassie? Finally, both have been honoured with commemorative statues at the headquarters of the African Union. The issue of the […]
Written by Victoria Stanford, University of Edinburgh (Contact: ~Written by Victoria Stanford, University of Edinburgh (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org) Aid has long been the response of richer countries to the imbalance of economic development seen across the globe. In the last two decades however, relatively non-intrusive in-kind giving has been re-branded and intensified to the point where aid […]
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Jason Hickel New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why? e have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to […]
Yesterday’s report that people refused to board an evacuation ship to Maewo only underlines the difficulty of communicating and supporting this massive and long-term relief effort. Yet few of us are properly focused what is clearly becoming a crisis. People are everywhere on the issue. Some are vehement in their demands that we cover the slow-moving […]
Vanuatu Daily Post – An exclusive peek into the mouth of Ambae’s volcano. This image, exclusive to the Daily Post, was taken last week when a team trekked up to the summit of mount Lombenben and flew a drone directly over the smoking crater. The team reported that the landscape on the summit and its […]
DNA of the denisovans can be found in the genomes of modern people of Asia, Australia and Melanesia. The first inhabitants of Tibet were not the ancestors of modern Chinese, Nepalese or current residents of the plateau, and the ancient humans-the denisovans, who lived there more than 160 thousand years. Write about the geneticists and […]
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