Papua New Guinea

Country Papua New Guinea
Capital Port Moresby
Continent Asia
Currency Papua New Guinean Kina(PGK)
Languages Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin & English

Port Moresby

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Introduction

The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.

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Papua New Guinea - Wikipedia
Papua New Guinea - CIA World Fact Book
Papua New Guinea - BBC
Papua New Guinea - Timeline - BBC

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'Prosperity diseases' the next health challenge for Papua New Guinea - EMTV Online

EMTV Online

'Prosperity diseases' the next health challenge for Papua New Guinea
EMTV Online
International SOS operates in 90 countries, including PNG, where it has a medical response and evacuation team comprising expatriate and local staff, an emergency medical facility for stabilising patients, and an international standard clinic ...



World Bank forecasts continued challenges for Papua New Guinea economy - EMTV Online

EMTV Online

World Bank forecasts continued challenges for Papua New Guinea economy
EMTV Online
'At least till 2020, growth in the resource sector is expected to remain subdued reflecting the low commodity-price environment coupled with the lack of any new resource projects expected before then. 'In the non-resource sector, growth is expected to ...
UPNG medical school gets an upgraded dental clinicPOST-COURIER
EU injected over K2.6bnLoop PNG

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PNG's new Speaker to restore 'evil' carvings at Parliament House ... - ABC Online

ABC Online

PNG's new Speaker to restore 'evil' carvings at Parliament House ...
ABC Online
Papua New Guinea's new Speaker says priceless carvings that were damaged and removed from Parliament House by his predecessor to cleanse evil spirits ...

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New phase of Papua New Guinea Church Partnership Program strengthens collaboration - POST-COURIER

POST-COURIER

New phase of Papua New Guinea Church Partnership Program strengthens collaboration
POST-COURIER
The next phase of CPP will focus on enhanced collaboration to improve service delivery, build community resilience and strengthen the institutional capacity of the Papua New Guinea Council of Churches and its members. Through CPP Australia supports ...



Papua New Guinea in very serious health crisis: Minister - Papua New Guinea Today

Papua New Guinea in very serious health crisis: Minister
Papua New Guinea Today
Papua New Guinea in very serious health crisis: Minister. The unprecedented level of mismanagement of the nation's affairs since 2012 has caused serious health issues, including widespread suffering and preventable deaths. Shadow Minister for Health ...



Wales winger Regan Grace not concerned by Papua New Guinea 'scare' stories - SkySports

SkySports

Wales winger Regan Grace not concerned by Papua New Guinea 'scare' stories
SkySports
Regan Grace has heard all the "scary" stories about playing in Papua New Guinea and he cannot wait to discover the truth for himself. The St Helens winger is excited at the prospect of appearing in Wales' World Cup opener against the Kumuls in Port ...
Paul Aiton warns Wales and Ireland they are in for a shock in Papua New GuineaThe Sun
Rugby League World Cup Group C: Papua New Guinea seeking finals finishThe Roar

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Is the traditional chewing of Betel nut killing Papua New Guinea ... - BBC News

BBC News

Is the traditional chewing of Betel nut killing Papua New Guinea ...
BBC News
In Papua New Guinea, the popularity of the psychoactive betel nut is on the rise. With mouth cancer rates soaring, the nation is struggling to control its growing ...

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Carved heads to be restored at PNG parliament - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Carved heads to be restored at PNG parliament
Radio New Zealand
Papua New Guinea's new Speaker has ordered the restoration of prized cultural carvings removed from Parliament House in 2013. The front facade of Papua New Guinea's parliament featuring recently removed anthropomorphic carved heads on the front ...

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Australian Kangaroos simply too good for Fiji and Papua New Guinea in three-nation warm-up match in Suva - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian Kangaroos simply too good for Fiji and Papua New Guinea in three-nation warm-up match in Suva
The Sydney Morning Herald
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is seemingly no closer to settling on his best 13 for the World Cup after comfortable wins against Fiji and Papua New Guinea in Suva on Saturday. Several players jostling for a starting spot against England in the October 27 ...
Kangaroos begin their Rugby League World Cup build-up with 18-0 win over PNG and FijiDaily Telegraph
Kangaroos get RLWC prep underway with a pair of winsSporting News
Bati, Kangaroos, Kumuls Pacific Series Livestream onlinePapua New Guinea Today

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Huawei's grip on PNG, Fiji and the Pacific - Papua New Guinea Today

Papua New Guinea Today

Huawei's grip on PNG, Fiji and the Pacific
Papua New Guinea Today
Huawei PNG director Consumer Business Group, Michael Townsley said the company has been in operation in the Pacific region in the last 13 years with 110 direct employees in the region, not including contractors. “We have two base offices one in PNG ...