Port Moresby

Mass rally for Port Moresby

Peter O'Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.

Jo Chandler and Eoin Blackwell Protests planned in PNG as O'Neill moves to defer national elections and sack judges.

Inquiry into Manus Island asylum seekers' rights

A Papua New Guinea judge will on Monday begin an inquiry into whether asylum seekers' human rights are being adhered to under the Pacific island nation's constitution.

Secrets and fears behind the Manus Island veil

NSW barrister Jay Williams exits the processing centre.

Michael Gordon Key witnesses to the attack on Reza Barati have not been formally interviewed.

Life and death in a PNG tin shed

Dr Gunzee Gawin, chief executive, outside Popondetta Hospital.

Mike Steketee ‘Just because we are not solving the problem in its entirety straight away doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing.’

Extra: PNG healthcare

Mike Steketee DOCTORS and nurses are gathered around an operating table conducting an emergency caesarian at the general hospital in Popondetta, a 25-minute flight north over the Owen Stanley Range from Port...

'Black Jesus' hacked to death in Papua New Guinea

Stephen Tari

Damien Murphy A self-style Papua New Guinea preacher who led a cannibal cult has been hacked to death outside Madang after he killed a local woman last Thursday while on the run from jail.

Australian hikers attacked on PNG trail as two porters killed by bandits

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Megan Levy A group of Australian hikers and their support crew and have been attacked on a trail in remote Papua New Guinea, resulting in the deaths of two porters.

US spying on our neighbours through embassies

Philip Dorling The United States is tapping telephones and monitoring communications networks from electronic surveillance facilities in US embassies and consulates across east and south-east Asia, according to...

Poet and firebrand finds herself in good company

Poet and firebrand. Pacific women.

Jo Chandler LOUJAYA Toni spent much of the past few years toiling in the vegetable garden she had inherited from her late mother on the outskirts of Lae, Papua New Guinea's second largest city.

Charles pays tribute to PNG's Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels

Prince Charles

THE Prince of Wales has recalled the extraordinary courage of Papua New Guinea's Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels, who helped Australian troops during World War II.

Woman burnt for 'sorcery'

PNG , Papua New Guinea flag .

Port Moresby THE people responsible for burning a young woman alive in a Papua New Guinea town after she was accused of sorcery will be caught and punished, police say.

Fears for PNG towns after quake

A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake has rocked Papua New Guinea's north. Seismologists warn there could be considerable damage in Aitape, where a giant tsunami in 1998 killed more than 2000 people.

'Sorcery' killer jailed for 30 years in PNG

A Papua New Guinean who accused his aunt of sorcery and killed her with an axe has been jailed for 30 years, days after the United Nations urged a tougher stance on such murders.

Four arrested over PNG gang rape

PNG

Police in Papua New Guinea have detained four men over the gang-rape of a US academic after a massive manhunt, with officials urging locals to help find five suspects still on the run.

Witch-hunt

Janet Kemo Fogodi

Tim Elliott Witch burning, torture and sorcery are still frighteningly common in Papua New Guinea, and the victims are invariably women, writes Tim Elliott.

PNG ponders imposition of the death penalty

PNG , Papua New Guinea flag .

Eoin Blackwell PORT MORESBY: Papua New Guinea's government is considering backing the death penalty in a bid to deter crimes against women and "sorcery"-related killings.

Tackling the curse of hate

A man who witnessed the planning and brutal attack on a women where Belief in KUMO Witchcraft  has lead to gruesome deaths and attacks on women in the province of Simbu  Papua New Guinea believed to be a SANGUMA (SORCERER).

Mark Baker As Papua New Guinea threatens to again impose the death penalty, Mark Baker investigates the nation's fightback against crime.

In deep waters

A police officer carries an unconscious child who was on the boat that capsized late on Tuesday after hitting a reef off the coast of Sukapura, in West Java

Bianca Hall She sits on the floor weeping, her head in her hands. Her body language screams of her despair. This young Iranian woman, who risked it all to come to Australia, has just discovered her journey was...

Study finds 'severe' brutality against women in Papua New Guinea

Amanda, a victim of violence in Papua New Guinea

Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families, a new study...

PNG leader stands up to be counted

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Mark Baker Early last week, at the height of the controversy over Australia's plan to permanently export its asylum seeker problem to Papua New Guinea and neighbouring Nauru, PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill...