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Fiji has hit back at the deputy prime minister of Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare, who said Fiji's leadership should apologise for bringing Indonesia into the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Audio
Leaders of Melanesian Spearhead Group countries have referred a West Papuan application for full membership of the group to its secretariat for processing, amid concerns that the group is losing sight… Audio
West Papua is reportedly poised to be granted full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group in December.
The human rights NGO Amnesty International says the police in Indonesia have admitted torturing a man to death. Audio
The future appears uncertain for the Melanesian Spearhead Group after its director-general announced his sudden resignation last week. Audio
The Melanesian Spearhead Group has finalised the text of its trade agreement at a meeting in New Caledonia.
The chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group says leaders in the region need to work together to combat climate change.
Radio New Zealand International's Johnny Blades on the recent decision by the MSG to allow Indonesia full membership while denying it to the indigenous Melanesian people of West Papua. Audio
This week's Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders summit in Honiara looms as a test of Melanesian identity and solidarity. Audio
There are questions over the Solomon Islands government's announcement about exploring greater representation of Indonesia in the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
A Dutch journalist who has been travelling and working undercover in Indonesia's Papua region dispells claims by Jakarta that it is opening up the region. Audio
A Dutch journalist who has been travelling in Indonesia's Papua region says the depth of local support for a West Papuan application to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group is huge. Audio
A Solomon Islands academic says the unity of the Melanesian Spearhead Group hinges on how its leaders vote on West Papuan membership in its upcoming meeting.
A geopolitical storm is coming to a head in the Melanesian Spearhead Group as the Pacific islands sub-regional organisation considers a membership bid by West Papuans of Indonesia. Audio