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A New Caledonian politician has told the United Nations the territory is no longer a colony and should be withdrawn from the UN's decolonisation list. Audio
New Caledonia's pro-independence parties are prepared to negotiate changes to the provincial electoral rolls, according to the French interior minister Gerald Darmanin.
New Caledonia's pro-independence movement says the advice of the International Court of Justice is being sought over the contested 2021 referendum on independence from France.
Former FIFA vice-president, Reynald Temarii of French Polynesia, has been charged with passive corruption in connection with Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
The president of New Caledonia's largest pro-independence party Daniel Goa will not be prosecuted for alleged calls for violence and sedition.
New Caledonia's largest pro-independence party says the latest French pronouncement on self-determination is an insult to the decolonisation process.
The French interior minister Gerald Darmanin has invited the United Nations decolonisation committee members to visit New Caledonia. Audio
French Polynesia's anti-nuclear organisation Association 193 has criticised the latest French report about the impact of the French nuclear weapons tests.
There is no support from the Pacific Islands Forum for New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS movement seeking to annul the outcome of the 2021 referendum on independence from France.
For French Polynesia's newly elected president Moetai Brotherson not independence from France but continued assistance to the victims of the flooding two weeks ago is the most urgent challenge. Audio
Moetai Brotherson of the pro-independence Tavini Huitraatira has been elected president of French Polynesia for a five-year term.
There has been a warning in New Caledonia against attempts to abandon the decolonisation process pursued over more than two decades.
The French Polynesian economy has been given a positive assessment in the aftermath of the pandemic by the body issuing the French Pacific franc.
French Polynesia's presidential candidate Moetai Brotherson has named four ministers in his proposed government, and confirmed he will vacate his seat in the French National Assembly.
French Polynesia's pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira party has won the election for a new 57-member territorial assembly, paving the way for Moetai Brotherson to become president.
New Caledonia's largest pro-independence party has been told that France is panicking and afraid of losing New Caledonia.
There has been scorn among politicians in French Polynesia over the ruling party's hastily-convened electoral alliance with an opposition party, which has been eliminated from the territorial…
French Polynesia's President Edouard Fritch has warned of chaos, should his party lose power to the pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira. In last Sunday's first round of the territorial elections, his…
French Polynesia's pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira party has come out on top in the first round of the territorial elections. Audio
A senior New Caledonian politician has ruled out any further cooperation with the president of the French National Assembly Yael Braun-Pivet on the question of New Caledonia's future.
Voting has started in French Polynesia in the first round to elect a territorial assembly for a new five-year term.
New Caledonia's rival pro- and anti-independence factions both say they are satisfied with the week of separate talks with French government ministers in Paris.
The French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has held separate meetings with New Caledonia's rival factions about the territory's future as the 1998 Noumea Accord expires.
Campaigning for French Polynesia's territorial elections has entered its final week.
The leader of New Caledonia's Pacific Awakening party has presented his vision on the territory's development to the French government.