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Bougainville: island of scars | New Zealand Geographic

Late in 1990, the aid agency Oxfam had contacted me over reports that a blockade of Bougainville by gunboats, which seemed to specifically target medicines, was having a dire effect. I knew a little of the background, that Bougainville had been fighting for independence from PNG and that an Australian-owned —one of ...

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Mr. Pip 2012 - IMDb

 · Directed by Andrew Adamson. With Hugh Laurie, Xzannjah Matsi, Healesville Joel, Eka Darville. As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village.

Papua New Guinea | Facts, History & News

Australian troops invaded German New Guinea called Kaiser-Wilhelmsland in World War I and gained control of the territory under a League of Nations mandate. New Guinea and some of Papua were invaded by Japanese forces in 1942. After being liberated by the Australians in 1945, it became a United Nations trusteeship, administered by Australia.

History of Bougainville - Panguna Mine Conflict | Panguna ...

Panguna Mine Conflict. The at Panguna had been perhaps the most major sticking point between Bougainville and the mainland. The was the largest non-aid revenue stream of the Government of from the nation’s independence in 1975 to the closure. The national government received a 20% share of profit from the of which the Bougainvilleans received …

Bougainvilles gold mine sparked a war that killed 20,000 ...

Almost 20 years ago a brutal civil ended in in which one in ten people on Bougainville died - but the war set the island on the road to independence. The conflict was sparked by an Australian-run gold and copper mine, then the world’s largest. It had promised much but delivered very little for the local people.

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea ...

 · The was a huge export earner for , but many in Bougainville felt they received no benefit and resented the pollution and disruption of their traditional way of living. The ...

Bougainville Copper Limited

 · Bougainville Limited is an independently-managed company of that is publicly listed on the ASX Australian Securities Exchange. Bougainville ’s main objective is to work cooperatively towards realising the vision of resuming active exploration and sustainable , gold and silver mining at Panguna, in central ...

Will Bougainville Reopen the Panguna Mine? – The Diplomat

 · The was also at the center of a decade-long civil fought between the Bougainville Revolutionary Army and the Defense Force in the 1990s.

Will Bougainville Reopen the Panguna Mine? - Pacific ...

The was also at the center of a decade-long civil fought between the Bougainville Revolutionary Army and the Defense Force in the 1990s. The conflict cost as many as 15,000 lives and displaced 40,000 of the island’s 200,000 inhabitants.

Rio Tinto changes tack, ready for talks over Bougainville mine

Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville BCL ran the Panguna and gold in from the early 1970s to 1990 when it was abandoned during a civil that was largely ...

Bougainville: Former War-Torn Territory Still Wary of ...

A civil between the Bougainville Revolutionary Army and the Defence Forces ensued until a ceasefire brought an end to the fighting in 1997 – but not before the death toll reached an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people, representing approximately 13 percent of the population at the time.

Panguna Mine in Bougainville | Tony Wheelers Travels

 · Although it was a it’s said the silver and gold production alone covered the operating costs, the was pure profit. For the islanders the caused big problems, they suffered the environmental costs and damages, the money went straight to the government in the capital Port Moresby. They saw very ...

Bougainville voted yes to becoming the worlds newest ...

Thats something is keen for it to focus on as it grapples with how to respond to the vote. ... The Panguna gold and sparked a that killed 20,000 people.Reuters ...

Rio Tinto Hit With Human Rights Claims Over Bougainville Mine

 · SYDNEY, Australia AFP — Rio Tinto is facing accusations it “side-stepped” responsibility to clean up poisonous waste from a closed mine on Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville island in a complaint filed Tuesday in Australia. The complaint, lodged with Australian authorities by the Melbourne-based Human Rights Law Centre on behalf of more than 150 Bougainvilleans, heaps more pressure on …

Bougainville - Papua New Guinea - YouTube

May 2006 One of the most volatile and reclusive figures in PNGs recent history, Francis Ona has re-emerged from his mountain hideaway. Ona is the man who cr...

The new battle for Bougainville’s Panguna mine | The ...

 · Papua New Guinea Speculation about the future of the Panguna copper mine in Papua New autonomous region of which ignited a decade long civil war in the 1990s, peaked late last year when an application for exploration by former Rio Tinto subsidiary, Copper Ltd BCL, was put to a local vote.

Abandoned Panguna Copper Mine Could Find Itself in a New ...

The island region of Papua New Guinea is home to the Panguna open-cut copper mine — a mine that was at the center of a decade-long conflict that saw 20,000 Bougainvilleans killed. For its 17-year...

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