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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PNG trails fourth on Games Medal ladder - Papua New Guinea Today

Radio New Zealand

PNG trails fourth on Games Medal ladder
Papua New Guinea Today
Papua New Guinea is trailing fourth of the Mini Pacific Games medal tally ladder. The games are in underway in Vanuatu. After the third day of the games, PNG took the early lead with 14 golds, 7 silvers and 6 bronzes. However, the medal tallies have ...
Karate bags two silver, three bronzePOST-COURIER
Sport: New Caledonia extends medals lead at Mini GamesRadio New Zealand
New Caledonia take medals lead at Mini GamesLoop PNG

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What next for Papua New Guinea? - Lowy Institute - The Interpreter

The Interpreter

What next for Papua New Guinea? - Lowy Institute
The Interpreter
The protracted and controversial elections in Papua New Guinea took up most of 2017, with Peter O'Neill winning a second term and cementing his position as the most formidable politician of his generation. The government announced an ambitious 100-day ...

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Papua New Guinea gets its largest-ever conservation area - Mongabay.com

Mongabay.com

Papua New Guinea gets its largest-ever conservation area
Mongabay.com
Papua New Guinea has been granted its largest-ever conservation area, a 3,600-square kilometer (1,390-square mile) protected area of rainforest in the country's southeast that stretches from near the ocean up into the mountains. Called Managalas ...



Rare Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins discovered in Papua New Guinea river system - ABC Online

ABC Online

Rare Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins discovered in Papua New Guinea river system
ABC Online
Scientists have discovered two rare species of dolphins in a remote Papua New Guinea river system. Researchers from James Cook University and the University of Papua New Guinea found Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins living in the Kikori Delta ...

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Explorer Benedict Allen who went missing in Papua New Guinea due to arrive in King's Lynn in January - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Explorer Benedict Allen who went missing in Papua New Guinea due to arrive in King's Lynn in January
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Explorer Benedict Allen who went missing in Papua New Guinea due to arrive in King's Lynn in January. PUBLISHED: 15:56 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:56 08 December 2017. Taz Ali. Benedict Allen. Picture: Martin Hartley/Jo Sarsby Personal Management ...



Guns and phones deal 'maximum' carnage to Papua New Guinea's warring tribes - The Guardian

The Guardian

Guns and phones deal 'maximum' carnage to Papua New Guinea's warring tribes
The Guardian
She's sitting on a thin bamboo bench in a quiet, private clearing above her village of Wapena, in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. It's a region known for inter-tribal violence as much as stunning scenery and Wapena perched on a hill overlooking ...



Conservationist in PNG urges NGOs to listen to communities - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Conservationist in PNG urges NGOs to listen to communities
Radio New Zealand
A conservationist working to save tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea's Torricelli mountain range is urging NGOs working in the Pacific to take more time to listen to people in the communities they work in. The Tenkile Conservation Alliance's Jim Thomas ...



PNG and Indonesia to establish partnership - POST-COURIER

POST-COURIER

PNG and Indonesia to establish partnership
POST-COURIER
Papua New Guinea has expressed interest to start a dialogue with Indonesia on terms of the level of engagement towards a bilateral partnership on the Carbon Offset Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, (CORSIA). During the International Senior ...



Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes off northeast Papua New Guinea - The Hindu

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes off northeast Papua New Guinea
The Hindu
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck the northeast coast of the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geographical Survey (USGS) said. The quake hit at 02:50 GMT at a depth of around 53 km (37 miles ...
6.0-magnitude quake hits off Papua New GuineaeNCA
6.0 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea coast, no tsunami warning issuedXinhua

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Ex-New Zealand PM: Manus refugees deserve humanity - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Ex-New Zealand PM: Manus refugees deserve humanity
Aljazeera.com
New Zealand's former prime minister has criticised Australia's treatment of refugees held on Manus Island, saying it needs to show "humanity" and allow her country to resettle some of them. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has repeatedly ...

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