VideoUS starts shipping Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, ‘I was in prison at 20 - and a music executive by 28’, No pickers, no coffee: Covid threatens harvest, Polish women forced abroad for abortion. The South Pacific region of Bougainville has voted for independence from Papua New Guinea. The people of Bougainville, an island group in Papua New Guinea, have voted overwhelmingly for independence. The Bougainville Civil War, also known as the Bougainville conflict, was a multi-layered armed conflict fought from 1988 to 1998 in the North Solomons Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) between PNG and the secessionist forces of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA), and between the BRA and other armed groups on Bougainville. The people of Bougainville will head to the polls next month and they will have two options on their ballot papers: greater autonomy or independence from PNG. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. The result was the Bougainville Peace Agreement (BPA), the creation in 2005 of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, and the promise of a non-binding referendum on independence. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. The results of Bougainville's independence referendum are set to be announced Wednesday -- with the troubled Pacific islands expected to resoundingly back the … Will this place become the world's next country? News Bougainville votes overwhelmingly for independence from Papua New Guinea . Guess which one might succeed. The Frock Destroyers: 'I've not worn tights in months' Video, The Frock Destroyers: 'I've not worn tights in months', Jill Biden: Backlash after WSJ op-ed calls future first lady 'kiddo', US election: Pro-Trump rallies see scuffles in US cities, Brexit trade talks: UK and EU to 'go the extra mile' in effort to agree deal, Coronavirus: Germany to go into lockdown over Christmas, Electoral College: The people who ultimately pick the US president, Charley Pride: Country music singer dies of Covid-19, Paolo Rossi: Italian World Cup hero's home burgled during funeral. This started the decade-long Bougainville Civil War, in which 20,000 people lost their lives. The final … In total, 181,067 ballots were cast. Video, Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? But mining has been crippled by the war - and the distribution of revenue was one of the factors behind the conflict. Estimates of the number of people killed range from 4,000 to 20,000 - between 3 and 13% of the islands' population at the start of the war. Beijing has recently increased its efforts to boost ties with island nations in the Pacific, establishing diplomatic ties with the Solomon Islands and Kiribati. SYDNEY — The Pacific island of Bougainville is moving a step closer to potential independence from Papua New Guinea as preparations begin for a long-promised referendum later this year. Video, US starts shipping Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, Polish women forced abroad for abortion. In that case, Bougainville would stay part of PNG and details would be worked out, People vote for independence and PNG accepts the vote. The new country - should it happen - would be small, with a land mass of less than 10,000 sq km (slightly larger than Cyprus, and slightly smaller than Lebanon). Bougainville residents queue to vote at a polling station in an historic independence vote in Buka on November 23, 2019. Meanwhile, the US - along with Australia, New Zealand, and Japan - have provided funds to help with the referendum. In October, new Prime Minister James Marape reiterated that the vote was non-binding, and that the result would be "deliberated upon" by the governments of PNG and Bougainville. One Bougainvillian, nursing graduate Alexia Baria, told news agency AFP that "happiness was an understatement". “There’s tears, tears of joy, raw emotion - people have waited a long time,” Referendum Chairman Bertie Ahern said in the town of Buka adding that “the pen is always mightier than the sword.” Pro-Trump rallies see scuffles in US cities, .css-gw44ni-IconContainer{display:inline-block;height:1em;width:1em;vertical-align:-0.125em;margin-right:0.25em;}playUS starts shipping Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Bougainville votes on independence from Papua New Guinea About 207,000 Bougainvilleans are registered to vote on whether Melanesian isles … When Papua New Guinea was granted independence in 1975, Bougainville became a province, even though there was little enthusiasm for it. Initially a response to plantation colonialism, it developed thanks to perceived racism and economic exploitation. Bougainville’s fate is a microcosm of similar struggles all over the world. Bougainville, a special area in Papua New Guinea, has voted in favor of becoming its own country. Independence for Bougainville could instantly make the islands a new front in the battle for influence being waged across the South Pacific between China, the United States and Australia. Independence option wins in Bougainville referendum Three weeks ago we reported on Bougainville's independence referendum - a non-binding vote on whether to split from Papua New Guinea and become a separate country. 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"I believe the process will be a credible one, free of the fear and intimidation once wrought by weapons of war.". If Bougainville gets independence, other PNG provinces (there are more than 20) could also up their demands for greater autonomy - or possibly secession. Asia Dec 18th 2019 edition T HE INTENDED destination is not in doubt. Last December the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, an area in Papua New Guinea (PNG), voted in a referendum for independence, a move motivated by a history of violence and conflict. VideoUS starts shipping Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, Christmas lockdown for Germany as virus spikes, ‘I was in prison at 20 - and a music executive by 28’, No pickers, no coffee: Covid threatens harvest, Polish women forced abroad for abortion. However it was ignored by both Australia and PNG. After the failed independence declaration, discontent simmered and in 1988 a nine-year separatist war began. While under colonial control, Bougainville - current population 300,000 - was always an outpost. #Bougainville #PapuaNewGuinea #Referendum Footage used in this video courtesy of Skyborne Visions LLC, check them out! Even in colonial times, Bougainville was an outpost. The other worry is that it might set a precedent. After two weeks of voting, the results are finally in: More than 98% of Bougainvilleans have voted in favor of independence. The Autonomous Region of Bougainville, a chain of islands that lie 959 kilometres northwest of Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, has voted unequivocally for independence. In fact, there was even a declaration of independence shortly before PNG was formed - an attempt to create the "Republic of the North Solomons". But according to research by Australia's Lowy Institute, Bougainville self-reliance would at best be years away. Bougainville votes on independence from Papua New Guinea (2:45) Referendum results will trigger negotiations between the two governments … A non-binding independence referendum was held in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, between 23 November and 7 December 2019.The referendum question was a choice between greater autonomy within Papua New Guinea and full independence; voters voted overwhelmingly (98.31%) for independence. On Saturday, a new chapter will be written, when 207,000 people begin voting on whether they want greater autonomy or independence. ... Bougainville. A semi-autonomous region in the South Pacific has voted to become the world’s newest nation. Covid vaccines: Will drug companies make bumper profits? Nevertheless, the landslide victory will put pressure on PNG to grant Bougainville independence. Bougainville had a nine-year separatist war that began in 1988, fuelled by economic grievance. Last December the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, an area in Papua New Guinea (PNG), voted in a referendum for independence, a move motivated by a history of violence and conflict. But according to research by Australia's Lowy Institute, Bougainville achieving self-reliance would at best be years away. Bougainville votes on independence from Papua New Guinea (2:45) Referendum results will trigger negotiations between the two governments … Read about our approach to external linking. The Prime Minister of PNG said his government was committed to respecting the poll's result. Voters backing Bougainville's independence from Papua New Guinea have won a landslide referendum victory in a major step toward the troubled isles becoming the world's newest nation. Voters backing Bougainville's independence from Papua New Guinea have won a landslide referendum victory in a major step toward the troubled isles becoming the world's newest nation. One estimate cited by the Lowy Institute says Bougainville would only have 56% of the revenue needed to be self-reliant. Although memories of the long struggle for independence are everywhere, Ireland is also a very modern nation. The declaration was the manifestation of a Bougainville identity which developed during the 20th Century. The islands have a population of around 300,000, and 206,731 people enrolled to vote in the referendum. People voted overwhelmingly for independence (97.71 per cent) in what was widely regarded to be a successful process, with an informed and engaged citizenry. The islands were named after an 18th Century French explorer and became part of a German colony, German New Guinea, at the end of the 19th Century. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}The people of Bougainville, an island group in Papua New Guinea, have voted overwhelmingly for independence. The latest breaking news, ... Bougainville. 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