Court ruling due on Monday could help resolve political crisis that saw Fiame Naomi Mata’afa sworn in under a tent.
‘Different mood’ in Samoa as a former deputy challenges Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi’s 23-year rule.
The people of remote Pacific island battled corporate greed and war on its long road to independence.
People in the island nations have some of world’s highest rates of diabetes and obesity, and health systems are weak.
Referendum vote will continue until December 7 amid expectations territory’s 200,000 people will back independence.
Critics brand policy ‘failure’ that has destroyed lives as children airlifted to Australia for urgent medical treatment.
Paris has governed the Pacific archipelago since 1853, but devolved more autonomy after pro-independence protests.