Bougainville is about to enter a two week polling period for a non-binding referendum on independence from PNG. The devastation to infrastructure from a civil war over two decades ago is still evident, but today Arawa is upbeat and a…

Police in Solomon Islands have beefed up security along the shared maritime border with Papua New Guinea, ahead of the Bougainville independence referendum this weekend. The non-binding referendum, which begins on Saturday, is the final expression of the Bougainville Peace…