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Plot To Assassinate Bougainville President Revealed (30 July 2006)

UN's Refugee Agency Offers Praise For Papuan Crisis (30 June 2006)


Plot To Assassinate Bougainville President Revealed (30 July 2006)

Papua New Guinea's autonomous Bougainville government has uncovered a plot to kill the president Joseph Kabui.

The government says it has information that two people were offered bribes to assassinate Mr Kabui earlier this month. They say local Bougainvillians as well as individuals from the Middle East were involved in the plot. ABC

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UN's Refugee Agency Offers Praise For Papuan Crisis (30 June 2006)

Tuesday 20 June marked World Refugee Day, an event created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001 to pay tribute to people forced from their homes and the countries.

And nowhere in the Pacific does the day take on as much meaning as Papua New Guinea, which is home to many people who say they have been forced out of the neighbouring Indonesian province of Papua.

Australian authorities recently appeared to acknowledge their plight, by granting refugee status to a group of Papuan asylum seekers, who arrived off Australia's northern coast in February.

But since then, Australia has moved to mend its relations with Indonesia, and appears likely to pass legislation to make sure applications for refugee status aren't processed in Australia, but in Pacific detention centres.

But according to the UNHCR, the United Nations' Refugee Agency, Papua New Guinea has dealt with the influx of Papuans very well. The UNHCR's Wallaya Pura recently met Papuan refugees and border crosses now living in PNG's East Awin refugee camp, in the Western Province. Pacific Magazine

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