Shooting incidents ‘unrelated’ to Bougainville vote

Voters file through a polling booth in Buka town to cast their vote for the Bougainville independence referendum. Photo: RNZ Pacific / Johnny Blades

Two shooting incidents in Bougainville are unrelated to the ongoing referendum, says the Bougainville Referendum Commission. A fortnight-long polling period for the autonomous Papua New Guinea region’s non-binding independence referendum began last Saturday. Two shooting incidents linked to the pro-independence Me’ekamui group reportedly occurred in Siwai on Tuesday and last Friday. Chief Referendum Officer Mauricio […]

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