Court ruling due on Monday could help resolve political crisis that saw Fiame Naomi Mata’afa sworn in under a tent.
UN calls for dialogue after incumbent leader refuses to cede power despite election loss.
Police bar Samoa’s prime minister-elect from entering parliament as incumbent leader refuses to cede power.
Surprise order comes days before parliament was set to confirm Samoa’s first change of government in nearly 40 years.
Fiame Naomi Mataafa’s appointment will end Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi’s 22-year rule in Samoa.
The election pitted Malielegaoi, who has been prime minister for the last 22 years, against former ally Mataafa.
‘Different mood’ in Samoa as a former deputy challenges Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi’s 23-year rule.
Island nation says a sailor tested positive for coronavirus after returning from Europe via New Zealand.
Tourism-reliant Pacific island nations worried about economic impact of pandemic.
People in the island nations have some of world’s highest rates of diabetes and obesity, and health systems are weak.
A mass vaccination drive covering 95 percent of population brings deadly disease under control.
A mass immunisation drive has increased vaccine coverage to 90 percent from 30 percent when the epidemic began.
At least 103 new cases reported since Friday but government says 89 percent of all eligible people have been immunised.
More than 20,000 people in Samoa have been vaccinated against measles in two days.