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Trying To Form The World's Newest Country, Bougainville Has A Road Ahead

After voting overwhelmingly for independence, the South Pacific island group now has to negotiate its separation with Papua New Guinea's government.
NPR - Published

Miner chaired by ex-Defence Minister in crisis after Bougainville killing

The new Bougainville government slammed the David Johnston-chaired company Kalia Ltd for operating in an area where there is a "known criminal resistance" to mining.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Videos for Bougainville

A Province of Papua New Guinea Could Turn Into a New Country [Video]A Province of Papua New Guinea Could Turn Into a New Country

For nearly two decades, the area of Bougainville has been declared an autonomous region. Last month in a non-binding independence referendum, residents voted to declare their independence.

Credit: Cover Video     Duration: 01:18Published

Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation [Video]Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation

The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will embolden..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:14Published


Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation [Video]Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation

The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will embolden..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

'Joy' in Bougainville as Pacific islands begin independence vote [Video]'Joy' in Bougainville as Pacific islands begin independence vote

John Momis, president of Bougainville, was one of the first to vote on Saturday in a two-week referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Bougainville has voted to become a new country, but its journey to independence is far from over

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has agreed to meet with Bougainville officials to institute a political settlement. But that's just the first step.
SBS - Published

Bougainville: the journey to the 2019 independence vote in pictures

Ben Bohane draws on his archive of photos spanning 25 years of Bougainville's history in times of war and peace and more recently, their vote for nationhood.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

As Bougainville Set to Become Independent, How Have the World’s Newest Nation States Fared?   


RIA Nov. - Published

A Mined History: The Bougainville Referendum – OpEd

It would be an understatement to claim that Bougainville, that blighted piece of autonomous territory in Papua New Guinea, had been through a lot.  Companies have preyed upon its environment with..
Eurasia Review - Published

PNG PM tells Bougainville residents 'hard work' ahead after independence vote

James Marape says "hard work" lies ahead for the people of Bougainville to realise full independence.
SBS - Published

Bougainville voters back independence by landslide

bougainville voters back independence by landslide
Buka, Papua New Guinea (AFP) Dec 11, 2019 Voters backing Bougainville's independence from Papua New Guinea have won a landslide referendum victory, according to results released Wednesday - a major..
Terra Daily - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimesNYTimes.com

When Governments Get Complacent, Anger Rises

What do the fires and around Sydney, the volcano eruption in New Zealand and Bougainville’s vote for independence from Papua New Guinea all have in common?
NYTimes.com - Published

Germany's colonial legacy in Bougainville and South Pacific

Bougainville has voted overwhelmingly for independence from Papua New Guinea. The autonomous South Pacific region was once the domain of a very different ruler: Germany.
Deutsche Welle - Published

Could Bougainville be the world's newest country?

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euronews - Published Also reported by •HinduDNA

Nation #194?

Bougainville is some distance from nationhood but its people have spoken
Hindu - Published

Bougainville Votes For Independence From Papua New Guinea In Referendum

The Pacific island group called Bougainville voted for independence from Papua New Guinea. It was a nonbinding referendum.
NPR - Published Also reported by •Telegraph.co.ukZee NewsSifyReuters IndiaIndiaTimesNYTimes.com

Bougainville: South Pacific islands poised to become world's newest nation after voting for independence

'We are reborn,' say voters after 98 per cent back separation from Papua New Guinea in historic poll
Independent - Published

Seeking Independence From Papua New Guinea, Bougainville Votes to Become World’s Newest Country


TIME - Published

From 'treasure island' to world's newest nation? What is happening in Bougainville?

One of Australia's neighbours is poised to become the world's newest nation. But there are still a few more forks in the road on the nation's long path to peace.
Brisbane Times - Published

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