State of emergency declared in Papua New Guinea after riots
the Guardian -

Prime minister Peter O’Neill declares nine-month state of emergency and suspends a provincial government after riots in Southern Highlands last week

Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency, suspended a provincial government and is sending armed forces to its rugged highlands to restore order after rioters went on a rampage of looting and burning, the government said.

Violence has often ravaged the remote interior of the resource-rich Pacific nation, where tribal and land disputes...


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