Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama was Thursday on the verge of sweeping a historic vote to become Fiji's first elected leader in eight years, as international observers gave the ballot a stamp of approval.
Fijians flocked to vote on Wednesday in the South Pacific nation's first election since a 2006 coup, with officials declaring the poll trouble free and military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama saying he would win.
There was a mood of optimism tinged with apprehension at Suva's eerily quiet central market Tuesday ahead of the first election for eight years in Fiji -- a South Pacific island nation with a history of coups.
Fiji imposed a strict media blackout Monday on coverage of the South Pacific nation's first elections since a 2006 military coup, warning journalists face up to five years jail if they do not comply.
Jubilant Fijians celebrated Friday the release of 45 UN peacekeepers from the South Pacific nation who were kidnapped by Al-Qaeda linked rebels on the Golan Heights, hailing them as heroes after their two-week ordeal.
Fiji on Wednesday retracted a claim that 45 UN peacekeepers being held hostage in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels were about to be released, blaming a communications mix-up."I don't think so...
A group of 45 UN peacekeepers from Fiji taken hostage in the Golan Heights two weeks ago by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels will be released soon, the Fiji government said Wednesday."Fijian troops will soon be released.
Hundreds of people, including a smattering of protestors, turned out in Auckland Saturday as Fiji coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama staged a campaign rally ahead of the Pacific nation's first elections in eight years.
A guy called Diederick Ryan was on a diving vacation in Fiji. He was a little bored and for fun decided to set up his GoPro camera just outside one of the crab holes at the resort. This is what happened next.
Fears that rising sea levels due to climate change could soon wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago has forced the leaders of Kiribati to look at the option of moving their entire nation to neighbouring Fiji.
Another strong earthquake has been reported in the South Pacific. This time the Fiji region was rocked by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake. There have yet been any immediate reports of a tsunami alert.
Cyclone Tomas has drifted away from the Pacific Island nation, leaving behind destroyed houses and crops. With reports of deaths and 17 missing Australian citizens, the country is now trying to repair the devastation the cyclone has reaped.