World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Promised Peace To Be Restored

HONIARA: The Solomon Islands militia group which controls the capital, Honiara, says peace will be restored following the resignation of the prime minister, Bartholomew Ulufa'alu.

But as Pacific correspondent Sean Dorney reports, the Malaita Eagle Force doesn't intend disarming unless the militants from the main island, Guadalcanal, also comply:

The spokesman for the Malaita Eagle Force, Andrew Nori, told me he'd met with the acting Police Commissioner yesterday and they'd agreed that civilian police duties would revert to regular police officers.

"By tomorrow, we should be seeing more police officers on patrol and that will re-establish confidence in the normal policing task.

"Now with respect to surrendering of arms and return of weaponry, I'm afraid to say that that must form part of any peace deals."

Mr Nori said his group was making no demands as to who the nation's next leader should be.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Collective Punishment In Venezuela

Yemen, Venezuela, Iran, Gaza… beyond the particulars of their suffering, each of these countries currently share one thing in common: their ordinary citizens are being subjected to collective punishment, in order to bring about regime change. More>>

Widely Ignored Report: 40,000 Dead Venezuelans Under US Sanctions

A new report on April 25 by a respected think tank has estimated that US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in August 2017 have caused around 40,000 deaths... Additional sanctions imposed in January 2019 are likely to lead to tens of thousands of further deaths. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Left-Wing Victory In Spain

Portugal and Spain continue to be striking exceptions to the rise of rightwing populism in Europe, a fact that’s commonly explained by the relatively recent experience both countries have had of living under fascist regimes. (Franco in Spain, and Salazar in Portugal.)

That horrific past still seems very much alive in the minds of voters... More>>

Easter Bombings Kill Hundreds: UN, World Leaders Condemn Sri Lanka Attacks

More than 200 have been killed and hundreds injured by a series of explosions inside churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, as Christians gathered for services to celebrate Easter.. More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC