Nauru

Country Nauru
Capital Yaren
Continent Australia-oceania
Currency Australian dollar(AUD) & New Zealand dollar(NZD)
Languages Nauruan & English

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Introduction

The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific. The island was annexed by Germany in 1888. Its phosphate deposits began to be mined early in the 20th century by a German-British consortium. Nauru was occupied by Australian forces in World War I and subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

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Nauru - Wikipedia
Nauru - CIA World Fact Book
Nauru - BBC
Nauru - Timeline - BBC

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Nauru: Phosphate-rich nation went from world’s wealthiest to bankrupt - NEWS.com.auNauru: Phosphate-rich nation went from world’s wealthiest to bankrupt  NEWS.com.au

Australia's offshore detention is unlawful, says international criminal court prosecutor - The GuardianAustralia's offshore detention is unlawful, says international criminal court prosecutor  The Guardian

Call for Australia to link more closely with four small Pacific states - RNZCall for Australia to link more closely with four small Pacific states  RNZ

Behrouz Boochani's book, No Friend But The Mountains, to be made into a film - The GuardianBehrouz Boochani's book, No Friend But The Mountains, to be made into a film  The Guardian

(2nd LD) S. Korea hit by more travel restrictions as new coronavirus spreads - Yonhap News(2nd LD) S. Korea hit by more travel restrictions as new coronavirus spreads  Yonhap News

Nauru 19 found guilty of rioting and other charges in controversial retrial - The GuardianNauru 19 found guilty of rioting and other charges in controversial retrial  The Guardian

Behrouz Bouchani's 'No Friend But The Mountains' to recieve film adaptation - Happy MagBehrouz Bouchani's 'No Friend But The Mountains' to recieve film adaptation  Happy Mag

Williamson's rallying cry to the privileged in funny, poignant new play - Sydney Morning HeraldWilliamson's rallying cry to the privileged in funny, poignant new play  Sydney Morning Herald

Nauruan government alleges 'reprehensible' interference in Nauru 19 case - The GuardianNauruan government alleges 'reprehensible' interference in Nauru 19 case  The Guardian

Nauru 19 members jailed over protest against crackdown on opposition MPs - The GuardianNauru 19 members jailed over protest against crackdown on opposition MPs  The Guardian

Nauru election: president Baron Waqa loses his seat - The GuardianNauru election: president Baron Waqa loses his seat  The Guardian

Call for closer ties between Australia and small Pacific states - RNZCall for closer ties between Australia and small Pacific states  RNZ

Nauru 19 pair seek asylum in Australia ahead of retrial that lawyers say is rigged - The GuardianNauru 19 pair seek asylum in Australia ahead of retrial that lawyers say is rigged  The Guardian

Nauru 19: Australian judge blasts 'appalling' persecution of protesters - The GuardianNauru 19: Australian judge blasts 'appalling' persecution of protesters  The Guardian

A Dark History of the World's Smallest Island Nation - The MIT Press ReaderA Dark History of the World's Smallest Island Nation  The MIT Press Reader

Nauru Parliament picks lawyer Lionel Aingimea for president - DW (English)Nauru Parliament picks lawyer Lionel Aingimea for president  DW (English)

From Nauru to limbo: the anguish of Australia's last asylum seeker in Cambodia - The GuardianFrom Nauru to limbo: the anguish of Australia's last asylum seeker in Cambodia  The Guardian

Our aid ‘corrupts power’ in Nauru - The AustralianOur aid ‘corrupts power’ in Nauru  The Australian

'I'm happy, but I am also broken for those left behind': life after Manus and Nauru - The Guardian'I'm happy, but I am also broken for those left behind': life after Manus and Nauru  The Guardian

Wilson Security settles out of court with refugee who alleges Nauru guard raped her - The GuardianWilson Security settles out of court with refugee who alleges Nauru guard raped her  The Guardian

Nauru refugees still waiting for medical care months after 'urgent' warnings about threat to life - The GuardianNauru refugees still waiting for medical care months after 'urgent' warnings about threat to life  The Guardian

Nauru Chief Justice dismisses interference claim - RNZNauru Chief Justice dismisses interference claim  RNZ

Nauru President warns of possible climate change 'economic Armageddon' - UN NewsNauru President warns of possible climate change 'economic Armageddon'  UN News

Pakistani refugee sets himself alight on Nauru - The GuardianPakistani refugee sets himself alight on Nauru  The Guardian

Former teacher sues Nauru detention centre operator for 'devastating' black mould illness - The GuardianFormer teacher sues Nauru detention centre operator for 'devastating' black mould illness  The Guardian

Andrew Wilkie slams Nauru as puppet state of Australia during Nauru 19 trial - ABC NewsAndrew Wilkie slams Nauru as puppet state of Australia during Nauru 19 trial  ABC News

Manus and Nauru refugees in Australia on medical grounds can apply for US move - The GuardianManus and Nauru refugees in Australia on medical grounds can apply for US move  The Guardian

Lawyers slam 'sham trial' as Nauru 19 sentenced to jail terms over 2015 protests - SBS NewsLawyers slam 'sham trial' as Nauru 19 sentenced to jail terms over 2015 protests  SBS News

Nauru 19 found guilty of rioting and unlawful assembly in retrial, defendant says - ABC NewsNauru 19 found guilty of rioting and unlawful assembly in retrial, defendant says  ABC News

Jailing of Nauru protesters 'disturbing' - Australian lawyer - RNZJailing of Nauru protesters 'disturbing' - Australian lawyer  RNZ

Nauru Govt's response to 'Nauru 19' criticism 'ridiculous' - lawyer - RNZNauru Govt's response to 'Nauru 19' criticism 'ridiculous' - lawyer  RNZ

Nauru 19 members seek political asylum in Australia as retrial begins - ABC NewsNauru 19 members seek political asylum in Australia as retrial begins  ABC News

Hearts 'linked as one' as Taiwan welcomes tiny Nauru amid China tussle - ReutersHearts 'linked as one' as Taiwan welcomes tiny Nauru amid China tussle  Reuters

Dozens of refugee medical transfers held up by Nauru's controversial approval system - The GuardianDozens of refugee medical transfers held up by Nauru's controversial approval system  The Guardian

'Nauru 19' found guilty - RNZ'Nauru 19' found guilty  RNZ

Nauru backs Taiwan after two Pacific nations switch diplomatic ties to China - CNANauru backs Taiwan after two Pacific nations switch diplomatic ties to China  CNA

Explainer: the medevac repeal and what it means for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru - The Conversation AUExplainer: the medevac repeal and what it means for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru  The Conversation AU

Mental health conditions behind most Nauru and Manus refugee medical admissions - The GuardianMental health conditions behind most Nauru and Manus refugee medical admissions  The Guardian

Judge wrong to deny 'Nauru 19' bail - lawyer - RNZJudge wrong to deny 'Nauru 19' bail - lawyer  RNZ

Sprent Dabwido: former Nauru president and leader of Nauru 19 dies, aged 46 - The GuardianSprent Dabwido: former Nauru president and leader of Nauru 19 dies, aged 46  The Guardian

Custodial sentences for Nauru political protestors - RNZCustodial sentences for Nauru political protestors  RNZ

'Nauru 19' fail to have judge stand aside over bias concern - RNZ'Nauru 19' fail to have judge stand aside over bias concern  RNZ

Nauru government free to prosecute Nauru 19 after new court throws out ruling - The GuardianNauru government free to prosecute Nauru 19 after new court throws out ruling  The Guardian

Former Nauru MP who fled to Australia fears for colleagues facing retrial over protest - SBS NewsFormer Nauru MP who fled to Australia fears for colleagues facing retrial over protest  SBS News

After medevac was scrapped, what now for the sick refugees stranded on Nauru? - SBS NewsAfter medevac was scrapped, what now for the sick refugees stranded on Nauru?  SBS News

Work Starts on Nauru's First International Port - Dredging TodayWork Starts on Nauru's First International Port  Dredging Today

Judge accuses Australia of putting relationship with Nauru before the law - The GuardianJudge accuses Australia of putting relationship with Nauru before the law  The Guardian

The world's smallest republic goes to the polls today — what's at stake? - ABC NewsThe world's smallest republic goes to the polls today — what's at stake?  ABC News

This mother still doesn't know how her son died on Nauru, a year after she buried him - SBS NewsThis mother still doesn't know how her son died on Nauru, a year after she buried him  SBS News

Pacific links: Forum fallout, PNG's reshuffle plus new Nauru President - The InterpreterPacific links: Forum fallout, PNG's reshuffle plus new Nauru President  The Interpreter

Nauru denies former president's claim offshore detention deal led to corruption - The GuardianNauru denies former president's claim offshore detention deal led to corruption  The Guardian

Peter Dutton condemned for 'vile and offensive' Nauru rape claims - The GuardianPeter Dutton condemned for 'vile and offensive' Nauru rape claims  The Guardian

Australia to seek NZ solution for Manus, Nauru refugees - reports - RNZAustralia to seek NZ solution for Manus, Nauru refugees - reports  RNZ

Federal Court throws out government's Nauru medevac appeal - SBS NewsFederal Court throws out government's Nauru medevac appeal  SBS News

Nauru blocking refugee medical transfers - report - RNZNauru blocking refugee medical transfers - report  RNZ

Nauru's new president contradicts blacklist claim - RNZNauru's new president contradicts blacklist claim  RNZ

Call for Australia to intervene in controversial 'Nauru 19' trial - RNZCall for Australia to intervene in controversial 'Nauru 19' trial  RNZ

Nauru rule of law broken down - lawyer - RNZNauru rule of law broken down - lawyer  RNZ

'Nauru 19' trial a 'blight on justice' - NZ Law Society - RNZ'Nauru 19' trial a 'blight on justice' - NZ Law Society  RNZ

Controversial trial of 'Nauru 19' about to open - RNZControversial trial of 'Nauru 19' about to open  RNZ

Peter Dutton brought child refugee to Australia after lobbying from Nauru - The GuardianPeter Dutton brought child refugee to Australia after lobbying from Nauru  The Guardian

Nauru 19 left penniless and exhausted by 'neverending' ordeal, lawyer says - The GuardianNauru 19 left penniless and exhausted by 'neverending' ordeal, lawyer says  The Guardian

Federal court overturns attempt to block medevac transfer from Nauru - The GuardianFederal court overturns attempt to block medevac transfer from Nauru  The Guardian

Taking Australia's asylum seekers was a 'deal with the devil:' former Nauru leader - CNNTaking Australia's asylum seekers was a 'deal with the devil:' former Nauru leader  CNN

Australia could agree to send Manus, Nauru refugees to NZ - reports - RNZAustralia could agree to send Manus, Nauru refugees to NZ - reports  RNZ

Trial begins over 2015 anti-government protest on Nauru - World Socialist Web SiteTrial begins over 2015 anti-government protest on Nauru  World Socialist Web Site

Where does the Coalition's re-election leave refugees on Manus and Nauru? - The GuardianWhere does the Coalition's re-election leave refugees on Manus and Nauru?  The Guardian

Queensland coroner orders Nauru refugee death inquest to resume for more evidence - SBS NewsQueensland coroner orders Nauru refugee death inquest to resume for more evidence  SBS News

11 amazing facts about Nauru, the least visited, most obese nation on Earth - The Telegraph11 amazing facts about Nauru, the least visited, most obese nation on Earth  The Telegraph

Nauru former president regrets signing offshore processing deal with Julia Gillard - The GuardianNauru former president regrets signing offshore processing deal with Julia Gillard  The Guardian

'Australia is a bigger cage': the ongoing trauma of Nauru's child refugees - The Guardian'Australia is a bigger cage': the ongoing trauma of Nauru's child refugees  The Guardian

Nauru president reaffirms ties with Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News ChannelNauru president reaffirms ties with Taiwan  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Nauru moves ahead with land rehabilitation - RNZNauru moves ahead with land rehabilitation  RNZ

Life on Manus: how Australia transformed a tropical island into a prison – video - The GuardianLife on Manus: how Australia transformed a tropical island into a prison – video  The Guardian

Nauru contract standoff causes chaos and confusion as refugee services left in limbo - The GuardianNauru contract standoff causes chaos and confusion as refugee services left in limbo  The Guardian

Nauru, world's 'least-visited country,' recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital - The Times of IsraelNauru, world's 'least-visited country,' recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital  The Times of Israel

South Korea coronavirus cases near 1,000; 10 dead - UPI.comSouth Korea coronavirus cases near 1,000; 10 dead  UPI.com

Nauru Supreme Court dismisses another 'Nauru 19' appeal - RNZNauru Supreme Court dismisses another 'Nauru 19' appeal  RNZ

Corruption, incompetence and a musical: Nauru's cursed history - The GuardianCorruption, incompetence and a musical: Nauru's cursed history  The Guardian

Partner of refugee who set himself on fire on Nauru sues Australian government - The GuardianPartner of refugee who set himself on fire on Nauru sues Australian government  The Guardian

Digicel Nauru welcomes new CEO - Loop PNGDigicel Nauru welcomes new CEO  Loop PNG

ADB provides grant for 6-MW solar-plus-storage project in Nauru - Renewables NowADB provides grant for 6-MW solar-plus-storage project in Nauru  Renewables Now

Princeton senior Lohmann explores Nauru, where the environmental future is now - Princeton UniversityPrinceton senior Lohmann explores Nauru, where the environmental future is now  Princeton University

ADB Grants $22 mn for Solar Plus Storage Project in Nauru - SaurenergyADB Grants $22 mn for Solar Plus Storage Project in Nauru  Saurenergy

Nauru re-affirms Taiwan relationship - RNZNauru re-affirms Taiwan relationship  RNZ

Trenchant criticism as trial for 'Nauru 19' gets underway - RNZTrenchant criticism as trial for 'Nauru 19' gets underway  RNZ

Nauru migrants: Last four children to leave island for US - BBC NewsNauru migrants: Last four children to leave island for US  BBC News

Sending children to Nauru was a 'human rights breach', commission finds - SBS NewsSending children to Nauru was a 'human rights breach', commission finds  SBS News

Wilkie asks government to intervene on behalf of 'Nauru 19' - Sydney Morning HeraldWilkie asks government to intervene on behalf of 'Nauru 19'  Sydney Morning Herald

New Nauru Govt puts focus on country's future prosperity - RNZNew Nauru Govt puts focus on country's future prosperity  RNZ

A short history of Nauru, Australia's dumping ground for refugees - The GuardianA short history of Nauru, Australia's dumping ground for refugees  The Guardian

Federal Government under mounting pressure to resettle refugees on Manus Island and Nauru - ABC NewsFederal Government under mounting pressure to resettle refugees on Manus Island and Nauru  ABC News

Court raises concerns Australia putting relations with Nauru before health of refugees - ABC NewsCourt raises concerns Australia putting relations with Nauru before health of refugees  ABC News

OPINION | Why manus and Nauru will not be closed - NewsportOPINION | Why manus and Nauru will not be closed  Newsport

Nauru accused of intentionally obstructing people's access to justice - PM - ABC NewsNauru accused of intentionally obstructing people's access to justice - PM  ABC News

Nauru to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital - RNZNauru to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital  RNZ

Self-harm rates on Nauru, Manus Island 'exceptionally high' - RNZSelf-harm rates on Nauru, Manus Island 'exceptionally high'  RNZ

Nauru's leader says UN has key role fighting climate crisis - RNZNauru's leader says UN has key role fighting climate crisis  RNZ

Wilson settles with Nauru refugee who claims she was raped by security guard - SBS NewsWilson settles with Nauru refugee who claims she was raped by security guard  SBS News

Nauru on the edge - The Saturday PaperNauru on the edge  The Saturday Paper