23 Mar 2020

Three year PNG tribal war paused by ceasefire

From , 5:02 am on 23 March 2020

A ceasefire agreement has paused three years of tribal fighting in Enga Province, in which 42 people were killed and more than 100 were injured.

Twelve warring tribes in the Laiagam district were involved in the agreement, which was organised by members of the tribes living in Port Moresby.

The Maip Mulitaka Community Association brokered the truce and will soon seek court orders to bring an end to the conflict.

Ben Robinson Drawbridge spoke with the association's president Vincent Pyati.

Papua New Guinea police

Papua New Guinea police Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades