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 […]

Kenya welcomes African Caribbean and Pacific Group of states attending the 9th Summit of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) at KICC in Nairobi, Kenya.

  Nairobi, Kenya Kenya welcomes African Caribbean and Pacific Group of states attending the 9th Summit of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) at KICC in Nairobi, Kenya The Deputy President H.E Dr. William Ruto welcomed all delegates and became a Swahili ambassador by teaching them Kiswahili. Global Pan Africanism Network has […]

Papuan Students Deprived of their basic right to Education by the State

Right to education is one of the basic human rights in the international law under the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UNDHR) and United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) of which Indonesia is a party. It is also an important pillar under the right to development another pillar of […]

THE INDONESIAN MILITARY AND JIHAD: MIXED UP NATIONALISM AND TERRORISM

“Today Red and White (the Indonesian flag) is not flying victoriously in Wamena, therefore we the Islamic community will give our lives in the name of God to save Wamena!” This was the message being announced over the loud hailers as the Front Jihad Islam (FJI) members gathered in East Java burning a poster of […]

Why are Papuans angry at migrants? Natalius Pigai

By Natalius Pigai: Mr. Pigai is a former Director for the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights 2012-2017 originally from West Papua, here is his views on human rights situation in West Papua. I write this article based on the reality faced by the people of Papua for 57 years. I was born in a […]