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Analysis - The SPDMM ended on Wednesday with resolutions to create a regional military academy to train regional officers with a clear focus on civil protection and disaster reduction, as well as…
The latest news from Melanesia. Audio
Analysis - Sébastien Lecornu has arrived in New Caledonia for a week-long visit and a focus on hosting the 10th South Pacific Defence Ministers' Meeting on 5-6 December. Audio
New Caledonia's Congress has endorsed, for the first time, a new "flexible" tax on sugar products.
Analysis - The French government's number two and three were in New Caledonia this weekend to continue tense discussions on the French Pacific territory's political future.
A recent spate of blockades has resurfaced in New Caledonia with Lifou Island's airport being again paralysed by a group of disgruntled users protesting against the cost of domestic plane tickets.
Analysis - After a phase of reluctance, talks on New Caledonia's political future now seem to flourish both within pro and anti-independence parties and sometimes between opposing camps as well.
New Caledonia's political parties, both pro-French and pro-independence, have started to prepare for the visit of French Minister Gérald Darmanin later this month.
New Cal pro-independence groups urges France to stop 'recolonising'. Audio
French home affairs and overseas minister Gérald Darmanin has announced new dates for his visit to New Caledonia, where he is planning to pursue crucial talks with political parties.