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Rio Tinto’s exit from Bougainville


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. 


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