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Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Police in Samoa may step in over a contempt of court suit against caretaker prime minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. With the political stand-off now in its 14th week the FAST party, which won a majority of seats in the April election, is waiting on the outcome of a contempt...
Dr. Anna Powles
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi’s refusal to cede to Fiame Naomi Mata'afa in the Samoa election impasse is pure politics, but the solution will need to be indelibly Samoan, according to Dr. Anna Powles, senior lecturer at Massey’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies...
Care taker Prime Minister Tuila’epa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and Prime Minister elect Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's caretaker prime minister is one of four top officials served with a motion accusing them of contempt of court. It was filed by the prime minister-elect, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, in the latest twist in a two-month political crisis. Samoa’s caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele...
Prime Minister elect, Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's prime minister elect, the FAST party leader, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, said negotiations remain at an impasse between her party and the rival HRPP. The parties met yesterday in Apia to try and resolve the stalemate resulting from the April 9th election. Fiame issued a statement...
Tuila’epa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's outgoing prime minister and prime minister-elect met on Thursday afternoon (Samoa time) as part of secretly-held negotiations about the transition to a new national government. However, neither leader would be drawn on the substantive details of the afternoon's discussions. "...
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Apia, SAMOA — A Court of Appeal decision on Wednesday (Samoa time) may pave the way for the newcomer Fast Party to assume control of the Samoan government. Samoa's Court of Appeal has voided the legal challenge by a Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) women's candidate, who said she was wrongly...
Tuimalealiifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's head of state has called for reconciliation and forgiveness, in a bid to end the country's political deadlock. Tuimalealiifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi's has provided his first public comments since he cancelled a scheduled sitting of parliament 10 days ago. The FAST party, which...
women with signs supporting an additional slot for women in parliament
Apia, SAMOA — A large crowd of women singing songs and waving signs lined both sides of the road leading to the Courthouse in Apia where the Samoan Court of Appeal heard yesterday an appeal by the Electoral Commissioner and HRPP candidate, Aliimalemanu Alofa Tuuau. Aliimalemanu was an unsuccessful...
Faleolo International Airport in Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — In the face of Samoa’s political crisis several dangerously false news items on social media are being widely shared in Samoa. One such post states that China has taken over ownership of Samoa’s Faleolo Airport. The Samoa Airport Authority (SAA) is a State Owned Enterprise with a...
Fiame Naomi Mataafa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Faatuatua i Le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) has asked the Court to have Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, Leaupepe Toleafoa Faafisi, the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and the Attorney General, cited for contempt of Court. This was confirmed by Fiame Naomi Mataafa during...

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