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BHP Billiton expands in Indonesia (17 Jun 2008)
BHP Billiton is expanding its activities in Indonesia, signing a joint venture agreement on Tuesday to develop two nickel mines in partnership with state-owned company Antam, an investment that could top $4.5bn. Development of nickel laterite mines on Gag Island, off West Papua, and North Maluku would be a significant boon for Indonesia's mining sector which, despite its vast resources, has languished amid uncertainty about the introduction of new laws.

Indonesia: Communal Tensions in Papua (16 Jun 2008)
Indonesia: Communal Tensions in Papua,* the latest report from the International Crisis Group, explores the factors that have led to increasing strains in Papua: continuing Muslim migration from elsewhere in Indonesia| the emergence of new, exclusivist groups in both Christian and Muslim religious communities| the lasting impact of the Maluku conflict| and the impact of developments outside Papua.

Six arrested for illegal logging (13 Jun 2008)
Jakarta Post.com JAYAPURA: Police in Jayapura, Papua, arrested six employees from two forestry companies for alleged illegal logging outside approved forest concession areas, causing Rp 234 billion (US$24.8 million) in losses to the state.

Broken equipment halts Papua AIDS program (13 Jun 2008)
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OHCHR adopts outcome UPR Indonesia (12 Jun 2008)
Concluding the consideration of the outcome on the report on Indonesia, which began on 9 June in the afternoon, non-governmental organizations raised issues concerning West Papua and Timor Leste.