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Fiame Naomi Mata'afa

Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's FAST party leader, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa has urged the caretaker prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, to concede defeat. She told Samoa media at the weekend that he should recognise the recent election result in which her party won 26 seats against 25 seats won by HRPP...
Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA  — Samoa's election results have been confirmed with 25 seats each for the incumbent HRPP and newcomer FAST, with the final seat holder yet to confirm allegiance. The FAST leader says final negotiations will be held over the coming week with an independent MP who may hold the balance of...
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's former Deputy Prime Minister says allegations of treason and breaches of standing orders are a 'bit of an election ploy. The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, ordered a Commission of Inquiry to look into the behaviour of Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, and three other MPs...
From left, Faumuina Wayne Fong, Olo Fiti Vaai, former Deputy PM Fiame Naomi Mataafa and La'auli Leuatea Polataivao
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's former deputy prime minister and three other Opposition MPs are to be investigated for alleged treasonous activities and breaches of Standing Orders. A Commission of Inquiry has been ordered to look into the behaviour of Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, who recently left the governing...
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa is many things. She was, of course, until, recently, of course, the nation’s first-ever female Deputy Prime Minister. She is the daughter of its first-ever Prime Minister.  Her grandfather, Le Mamea Matatumua Ata, was one of the framers of this great nation’s constitution. And...
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan deputy prime minister has quit Cabinet and the country's Human Rights Protection Party, in a defection over controversial proposals to amend the constitution. Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, who is also natural resources minister, quit on Friday after meeting with constituents over the...
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan deputy prime minister has quit Cabinet and the country's Human Rights Protection Party, in a defection over controversial proposals to amend the constitution. Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, who is also natural resources minister, quit on Friday after meeting with constituents over the...
Samoa's Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
United Nations, NEW YORK CITY — Samoa's deputy prime minister has told the UN that a quarter of Pacific islanders live below the poverty line, many going without the most basic of needs. Speaking on behalf of the Pacific Islands Forum, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa said that despite sustained growth, many...