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Plant in traditional Samoa medicine could be as effective as ibuprofen, study shows
Researchers say leaves of the matalafi plant could also potentially be used to treat cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

Joshua Mcdonald

04, Nov, 2021 @2:18 AM

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‘I wouldn’t wish it upon any parent’: living on the frontline of global heating
From extreme weather obliterating homes to rising sea levels ruining crops, climate breakdown is a terrifying daily reality for many

Joshua Mcdonald Sydney

02, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Feel the fear, then do it’: Wagner’s Ring cycle gets a bold Samoan rework
Productions of Wagner’s epic take years in the planning and execution, huge spaces and hundreds of people. How is a small arts collective performing all four operas in a Putney church, and how do a conch shell and a fire dance fit in?

Stephen Moss

28, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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In Samoa we are born into land, climate change threatens to take it away from us
Everyone in the Pacific has stories of times the climate crisis hit our lives. For me, it is the birth of my daughter between cyclones

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

14, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Pandora papers: Samoa defends its offshore industry, points to ‘key levers’ in bigger countries
Pacific country says it faces ‘diabolical challenges’ due to larger nations and that they play a much bigger role in controversial industry

Kate Lyons

11, Oct, 2021 @4:36 AM

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Australia must increase 2030 emissions target to help avoid ‘catastrophic’ heating, Samoan PM says
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa says Australia needs to come ‘come back to climate financing table’ at Cop26

Katharine Murphy Political editor

06, Oct, 2021 @8:27 AM

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Offshore provider accused of failing to follow money laundering rules
Pandora papers reveal regulator criticised Asiaciti over allegedly inadequate checks on sources of clients’ funds

Ben Butler

03, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Samoa’s former PM accuses Jacinda Ardern of plot to replace him with a woman
Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi lost the recent election and was succeeded by the country’s first female leader, an outcome he is blaming on the New Zealand PM

Kate Lyons

25, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘Women have not been able hold these: Samoa’s first female PM gets down to the job
After months of political turmoil, following the country’s most contentious election, Fiama Naomi Mata’afa is ready to get to work

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson and Maina Vai in Apia

30, Jul, 2021 @8:42 PM

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Samoa’s political crisis ends and first female prime minister installed after court ruling
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa was confirmed by Samoa’s court of appeal to be the country’s first female prime minister, ending the 22-year reign of the former leader

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson and Kate Lyons

23, Jul, 2021 @6:09 AM

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Accusations of treason as Samoan MPs hold swearing-in ceremony outside parliament and declare new PM
Ad hoc ceremony occurred after government refused to convene parliament to allow a transition of power after tense election

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

24, May, 2021 @2:25 AM

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Samoa is experiencing a bloodless coup. The Pacific’s most stable democracy is in trouble | Fiona Ey
The government’s actions after last month’s elections call democracy into question and sets a dangerous precedent for developing nations

Fiona Ey

14, May, 2021 @12:20 AM

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