Bougainville group issues ultimatum over Mining Act

An abandoned building at Panguna mine site in Bougainville. Picture: RNZ

A Bougainville landowning group has given the autonomous government an ultimatum over a festering dispute involving the Panguna mine. The Osikaiyang landowners, who have allied with former militants, said unless the government drops plans to change the Mining Act they will not support the push for weapons containment and disposal. The removal of illegal guns […]

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