Mata’afa Keni Lesa

Mata'afa Keni Lesa is an award-winning Samoan journalist and the former Editor of the Samoa Observer News Group. He has more than 20 years experience in the News Media. 

Jun 4, 2021

Ten words to help you understand Sāmoa's election crisis

Ten Sāmoan words and concepts to help you understand the developing political crisis in Sāmoa.

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May 25, 2021

For Sāmoa, it was a day of pride, a day of shame. And it does not end here

This was the day the caretaker government showed disdain for the rule of law. The day people were denied access to a building that represented the dreams of their ancestors and hopes for the future.

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Apr 12, 2021

The Sāmoa election hangs in the balance – here's what happens next

The battle for political control is not yet resolved, but what is clear is this is the dawn of a new chapter for Sāmoan parliamentary democracy.

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