The vote in PNG’s autonomous region of Bougainville, formerly the site of a bloody civil conflict, will run from November 23 to December 7, and could trigger separation negotiations to create a new nation. Photo: AFP

US and allies sideline China in PNG’s Bougainville by helping fund independence vote

  • The vote in PNG’s autonomous region of Bougainville, formerly the site of a bloody civil conflict, will run from November 23 to December 7
  • The US – along with Australia, New Zealand and Japan – helped plug a funding shortfall of US$2 million
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The vote in PNG’s autonomous region of Bougainville, formerly the site of a bloody civil conflict, will run from November 23 to December 7, and could trigger separation negotiations to create a new nation. Photo: AFP
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