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Nation #194?Bougainville is some distance from nationhood but its people have spoken
Bougainville votes to become world’s newest countryChairman of the Referendum Commission Bertie Ahern declared that 1,76,928 people — around 98% of voters — backed independence from Papua New Guinea
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'We are reborn': Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New GuineaThe referendum gave voters in the island cluster a choice between independence and greater autonomy. "There`s tears, tears of joy, raw emotion - people have waited a long time," referendum Chairman..
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Bougainville backs independence from Papua New Guinea with near unanimous supportThe South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will embolden..
Bougainville independence hopes rise as vote counting set to begin
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'The revolution is ongoing': Bougainville to revive radical mining proposalBougainville Vice President Raymond Masono said he will revive a plan to overhaul the region's mining laws after its ongoing independence referendum, which could strip the former operator of the..
Excitement grips Bougainville on eve of independence vote“Now I have one last bullet remaining. This final bullet I'll fire it using my fingers... when I vote for Bougainville's independence.”
'Never turning back', PNG's Bougainville separatists expect vote for independenceTwenty years after combatants snapped arrows to signal the end of hostilities in the Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville, voters will on Saturday cast ballots in a long-awaited independence..
Bougainville prepares for 'peaceful, credible' independence vote - officialAn independence referendum in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) region of Bougainville will be peaceful and credible, the chief electoral official said on Wednesday, and it will help heal the wounds of a..
U.S. edges China out of race to fund Bougainville independence voteThe United States and its Pacific allies have plugged a funding gap that endangered next month's independence referendum in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) region of Bougainville, a strategic move that also..
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