Kanaks urged by West Papuan body to vote for independence

The West Papua National Committee chairman Victor Yeimo addressed the demonstration in the Papuan provincial capital, Jayapura. Photo: Tabloid Jubi

NOUMEA, 14 SEPTEMBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – The West Papua National Committee has urged New Caledonia’s indigenous Melanesians to vote for independence during the upcoming referendum. In November, New Caledonia is to hold a referendum on possible independence from France. The Committee, a pro-independence organisation based in Indonesia’s Papua region, said Kanaks should reject all […]

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