Thousands flee erupting Papua New Guinea volcano

Asia Pacific Jun 27, 2019

Thousands flee erupting Papua New Guinea volcano

An erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea that has blanketed a town in ash has forced around 5,000 people from their homes, officials said Thursday. Mount Ulawun — one of the world's most hazardous volcanoes — began spewing lava and smoke high into the air ...

Asia Pacific Jun 16, 2019

Papua New Guinea vows to get rich in a decade

Papua New Guinea's new prime minister has an ambitious — cynics would say far-fetched — objective of turning one of the world's poorest countries into the "richest black nation" on Earth in just a decade. If national economies were like soccer teams, Papua New Guinea ...

Modern witch-hunts terrorize New Guinea highlands

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Jan 4, 2019

Modern witch-hunts terrorize New Guinea highlands

A spate of brutal witch hunts has plunged parts of Papua New Guinea's highlands into a state of terror as fearful tribes blame dark forces for their rapidly changing world. In one particularly horrifying incident that was filmed, an elderly woman writhes and pleads hysterically ...