Ben Bohane

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This author has written 23 articles
Aiming for the hot seat

Aiming for the hot seat

Pacific nations engage with the UN on many levels, but are left out of the most important UN body, the UNSC. Ben Bohane asks whether the Pacific needs to challenge the system to get a permanent voice at the highest table.
Vanuatu loses a leader of integrity

Vanuatu loses a leader of integrity

Flags in Vanuatu are today flying at half-mast in tribute to the sudden passing of the Honourable Edward Nipake Natapei, the current Opposition Leader, writes Ben Bohane.
Shell shocked

Shell shocked

Australia’s proposed ban on the importation of kava is insensitive and will damage business. Kava is not just a product, it is part of our culture; a beverage that acts as social glue, a way to commune with ancestral spirits and one that binds communities together.
Deciding on the Melanesian family

Deciding on the Melanesian family

Ben Bohane witnessed the latest chapter in West Papua’s bid for recognition, as the United Liberation Movement of West Papua submits its application for membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group while PNG calls attention to human rights abuses there.