Around the Pacific: The old ways are gone Papua New Guinea’s tribal wars become more destructive
Port Moresby- The signs of unrest and the escalation of violence are clear to be seen, including the remains of a house set alight during an attack targeting a family accused of sorcery. In this case, six people, who were accused of causing the death of a local politician were captured and tortured for several weeks in an effort to force confessions. Their village was burned to the ground. The clan’s revenge came at night. Armed fighters slipped into Ragu, home of the Wombe, at 2 a.m. Three of their clansmen lay dead at Wombe hands, and they could not let the outrage go unanswered.