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BOUGAINVILLE NEWS

Bougainville overwhelmingly votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

December 11, 2019 11:22 am

Almost 98% of the 181,067 votes cast backed independence in the non-binding poll that is part of a peace pact struck in the aftermath of a decade-long war between Bougainville's rebel fighters and PNG forces, which ended in 1998.

Bougainville independence hopes rise as vote counting set to begin

December 10, 2019 9:20 am

Results are expected to be released on Thursday after the non-binding vote, held from Nov. 23 to Dec. 7, under a peace pact struck in the aftermath of a decade-long war between Bougainville's rebel fighters and PNG forces that ended in 1998.

Explained: From Bougainville referendum to Nithyananda's Kailaasa, how is a new country formed?

December 05, 2019 7:34 am

In June 1945, the right of "self-determination" was included in the UN charter. This means that a population has the right to decide how and by whom it wants to be governed.