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After devastating Samoa, Cyclone Evan hits Fiji

By Oliver Campbell, December 17, 2012

The Samoan government has announced a state of disaster after the cyclone left 4 dead, 8 missing and 200 injured.

Pacific tsunami relief efforts grossly inadequate

By Tom Peters, October 7, 2009

In absolute terms the number of people affected by the tsunami in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga is small, but, per capita, the level of destruction is enormous.

Tsunami hits several South Pacific countries

By Frank Gaglioti, October 1, 2009

A six-metre tsunami, followed by several smaller waves, hit the South Pacific islands of American Samoa, Samoa, and Tonga on Tuesday morning. Around 140 people are dead, many more are missing and at least 1,000 people have been displaced.

Two Samoan ministers go to trial for assassinating a fellow cabinet member

By John Braddock, January 20, 2000

Two former ministers in the Samoan government went to trial on Tuesday in the Supreme Court in Apia on charges of murder. Leafa Vitale, 56, and Toi Aukuso, 67, are accused of instigating and planning the assassination of Public Works Minister Luagalau Leavaulu Kamu last July 16. Kamu was shot in the back while presiding at a social function marking the twentieth anniversary of the ruling Human Rights Protection Party.