West Papua

It’s about more than just electricity

With approximately 840 million people still without electricity access, the world is failing to meet energy targets in the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. Globally, it was deemed as one of the most important indicators for measuring livelihood quality with the world aiming to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services by 2030.

4 January 2020

Protest erupts in Indonesia's West Papua region

Riots broke out and a local parliament building was torched in Indonesia's restive Papua region on Monday, as thousands protested against the weekend detention of dozens of Papuan students.Demonstrators took to the streets of Manokwari, the capital of West Papua province, bringing the city of some 130,000 to a standstill as its civic building was nearly reduced to ashes.Some protesters set fire to shops and vehicles, knocked down street signs, and threw rocks at government buildings, acc

20 August 2019

Situation in West Papua getting worse

The situation in West Papua is getting increasingly dire after reports have revealed that up to 31 people have been killed in a central district of the region on Sunday. Currently, exact numbers and accurate reports of what is happening in West Papua is difficult to gather as the international media is effectively banned from reporting there. According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), those killed were believed to be construction workers.

5 December 2018