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Friday, May 19, 2017

Tales of Unrest

 

Not even a Joseph Conrad could have imagined the mayhem and misery that engulfed the island of Bougainville during its ten-year-long conflict from 1988 to 1998.

With all the current talk about reopening the Bougainville Copper mine at Panguna, this may be a good time to remember how it all started.

In November 1989, one year into the crisis, Pacific Islands Monthly published this article, Bougainville - One Year Later.


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May 2010 - Bougainville set to reopen notorious Panguna mine - click here

May 2015 - Long after civil war, the ghost of the Panguna mine lingers - click here

May 2017 - Bougainville government support reopening of controversial copper mine - click here