A Poem in memory of Arnold_C_Ap_ the fire of West Papua revolution through music.

By Jogjakarta AfricaMyStory His songs were the inspiration behind the foundation of “Black Brothers” after he was killed by the Indonesians on April 26th , 1984. Every year West Papua remember April 26th as Arnold Ap Day. The “Mambesak” band translated as the voice of the bird of paradise remains the fire that still burns […]

West Papua, KontraS Condemns Deployment of 700 Troops

  Translator: Ricky Mohammad Nugraha Editor: Petir Garda Bhwana TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) deputy coordinator, Feri Kusuma, disapproves of the government’s decision in mobilizing additional Indonesian Army troops (TNI AD) to a military district command (Koramil) in West Papua.  Feri argues that this move asserts that the Indonesian government lacks new breakthroughs in helping solve the […]

79 ACP States call for human rights situation in West Papua to be addressed

  The 79 Member States of the Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) group have passed a resolution at this week’s 9th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government calling for urgent attention to be paid to the ongoing human rights crisis in West Papua.   The ACP resolution supports and adds substantial additional diplomatic weight […]

Overwhelming majority vote independence for Bougainville

  Bougainville voted at 97.7 percent in favour of independence in an historic referendum. Vote count by referendum officials. Photo: Bougainville Referendum Commission The result was announced yesterday of this autonomous region of Papua New Guinea by Bougainville Referendum Commission. The polling was in place for the last two weeks with voters choosing between Bougainville continued autonomy […]