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Bougainville's Fight for Independence

Updated: May 3

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Bougainville's 2019 referendum was the culmination of a decades long struggle for independence from Papua New Guinea, centred on the resource abundant Panguna mine. Despite the overwhelming result, independence remains an uncertain prospect for the island, as it faces the attentions of geopolitical superpowers, reliance on a single resource and a resistant Papua New Guinean government.


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