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Bougainville: South Pacific islands poised to become world's newest nation after voting for independence

'We are reborn,' say voters after 98 per cent back separation from Papua New Guinea in historic poll
Independent - Published

Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea to become world's newest nation


Telegraph.co.uk - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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A Province of Papua New Guinea Could Turn Into a New Country [Video]A Province of Papua New Guinea Could Turn Into a New Country

For nearly two decades, the area of Bougainville has been declared an autonomous region. Last month in a non-binding independence referendum, residents voted to declare their independence.

Credit: Cover Video     Duration: 01:18Published

Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation [Video]Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation

The 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..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:14Published


Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation [Video]Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation

The 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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

'Joy' in Bougainville as Pacific islands begin independence vote [Video]'Joy' in Bougainville as Pacific islands begin independence vote

John Momis, president of Bougainville, was one of the first to vote on Saturday in a two-week referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

'We are reborn': Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

The 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..
Reuters - Published

Bougainville referendum: PNG region votes overwhelmingly for independence

The vote was non-binding - but the Papua New Guinea region could now become a sovereign country.
BBC News - Published

Bougainville backs independence from Papua New Guinea with near unanimous support

The 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..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation

The South Pacific archipelago of Bougainville on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to become independent of Papua New Guinea, becoming the world's latest territory to seek secession.
Reuters - Published

Bougainville independence referendum results set for release

The South Pacific islands of Bougainville should know the result of an independence referendum on Wednesday, officials said, amid expectations the province will soon be in a position to negotiate a..
Reuters - Published

Bougainville independence hopes rise as vote counting set to begin

Bougainville will begin counting votes on Tuesday in its independence referendum, officials said, amid expectations for the South Pacific region once ravaged by fierce fighting to overwhelmingly back..
Reuters - Published

Bougainville vote raises spectre of ‘resource curse’

Hope for ‘lost generation’ but copper wealth sparks scramble for influence by miners
FT.com - Published

Bougainville: World's newest nation expected to form as islands vote in independence poll

Region thought likely to break away from Papua New Guinea would be first new country since South Sudan
Independent - Published

Amid singing and dancing, PNG's Bougainville starts independence vote

Amid singing, dancing and the beat of drums, John Momis, the president of Papua New Guinea's region of Bougainville, was one of the first to cast his ballot early on Saturday in a referendum on whether..
Reuters - Published

'Never turning back', PNG's Bougainville separatists expect vote for independence

Twenty 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..
Reuters - Published

Bougainville: Will it become the world's next country?

Bougainville has gone through colonialism and a separatist war. Will it vote to become independent?
BBC News - Published

Bougainville prepares for 'peaceful, credible' independence vote: official

An 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..
Reuters - Published

U.S. edges China out of race to fund Bougainville independence vote

The United States and its Pacific allies have plugged a funding gap that endangered next month's independence referendum in Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s region of Bougainville, in a strategic move that..
Reuters - Published

Bougainville agrees with PNG to delay independence vote till November

An independence referendum for the Pacific island of Bougainville has been delayed again by the governments of the island and Papua New Guinea (PNG) but will be held this year, the referendum..
Reuters - Published

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