24 Feb 2024

PNG is on the verge of being a failed state - women's advocate

From , 6:03 am on 24 February 2024
Police commute on a road as the close streets leading to Parliament house in Port Moresby on May 28, 2019. Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill stalled his announced resignation and took legal action to prevent a vote of no confidence on May 28, deepening the country's political crisis. (Photo by Ness Kerton / AFP)

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A woman who was kidnapped last year in the Bosavi region and held for ransom says Papua New Guinea is on the verge of being a failed state.

Reports from our sources on the ground confirm more than 60 people have been killed in tribal fighting in Enga Province at the weekend.

As a woman who experienced similar violence, Cathy Alex told our RNZ Pacific's correspondent in PNG, Scott Waide the government must act.