Papua New Guinea

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The Weekly Global Roundup: Deaths And Violence In Asia (May 20 to 25, 2019)

Accidents and natural disasters led to deaths in China and India, while attacks or riots in Indonesia, Nepal, and Tajikistan left many dead as well. In China, there were strong winds and an explosion caused by a gas leak from a cargo ship, and in India there was a fire in a building. In Indonesia – following the re-election of President Joko Widodo – there were post-election riots. In Nepal, there were three separate explosions. And in Tajikistan, there was a riot by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Questions Of Responsibility In Asia (November 19 to 24, 2018)

A landmark ruling in Cambodia found two Khmer Rouge officials guilty of genocide, while disagreements between China and the United States – with different narratives of the disagreements, as both countries blamed one another – resulted in the failure of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to agree on a leaders’ communique for the first time in its history. In Cambodia, where more than 1.7 million people died from forced labour, starvation, and execution under the Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979, an international tribunal found two Khmer Rouge officials guilty of genocide. And in Papua New Guinea, APEC failed to agree on a leaders’ communique because of deep divisions between China and the United States over trade and investment, and the chairman of the meeting said “the sticking point was over whether mention of the World Trade Organisation and its possible reform should be in the [declaration]”. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Blasts At African Political Rallies (June 25 to 30, 2018)

Blasts hit African political rallies in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. In Ethiopia, an explosion hit a rally attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed – who is popular with the people, though his ruling party is not – after he had finished giving a speech. While the attempted assassination on a national leader is not new in the country, “the scale and the audacity of this attack is unprecedented”. And in Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a party rally. Mr. Mnangagwa was campaigning for votes ahead of nationwide elections, following the ousting of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe last year. Continue reading