‘Our blood shed’: At Panguna, devastation lingers

Bougainvlle flag flies high at Panguna. Picture: RNZ

BUKA, 22 NOVEMBER 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – As Bougainville nears its self-determination referendum, the mine that sparked its bloody civil war is seen as the key to potential independence from Papua New Guinea. Panguna copper mine was the major revenue earner for the PNG state in its early decades of independence. But it’s been mothballed […]

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