PAPUA New Guinea is well known for its tribal fights that have left a trail of blood and destruction through its hinterland over many years.
It was not until the missionaries penetrated the highlands 90 to 100 years ago that the number of tribal fights significantly subsided.
In some parts of the highlands such as Enga and Tari in the new Hela Province, tribal fights are still common. In fact right now the districts of Komo Magarima and Tari Pori in the Hela Province are in the middle of major warfare involving several tribes.
Already lives have been lost while many more people are reported wounded. By the time the fighting comes to an end, the scale of destruction could be enormous.