Women representing an indigenous landowner’s group on the Papua New Guinean island of Bougainville say they’re opposed to reopening the mine that was at the centre of a bloody civil war. Local anger towards the Panguna copper mine was at the heart of the civil war that gripped Bougainville during the 1990s. The mine was run by a Rio Tinto subsidiary. It’s been closed ever since but the possibility of it reopening will be a big issue during next month’s Autonomous Bougainville Government elections.
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