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Rio Tinto’s exit from Bougainville

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Rio Tinto’s decision to walk away from its mining interests on the island of Bougainville, an automomous region of Papua New Guinea, has angered sections of the local population.

With a referendum on Bougainville’s independence from PNG scheduled for 2019, Rio Tinto’s exit risks destabilising the region’s fragile political climate.

Josh Harris reports. 

 

(Image via The Wall Street Journal)

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