A company owned by Papua New Guinea’s prime minister, Peter O’Neill, won a $32m government contract to build bridges in the country via a process with “serious procurement irregularities” that may have violated anti-corruption guidelines, the Guardian can reveal.
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Polio was vanquished by the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea 18 years ago. Now, as world leaders gather there for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting this week, polio has returned — on top of raging drug-resistant epidemics of tuberculosis, malaria and H.I.V., and deadly flash...
No country can block China's cooperation with island nations in the Pacific and the area is no country's sphere of influence, a senior diplomat said on Tuesday, ahead of a summit between President Xi Jinping and Pacific island leaders.
Police in Papua New Guinea's Western Province have placed a temporary ban on the movement of people across PNG's borders with Australian and Indonesian until the end of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Week, or APEC summit.