Monday, October 5, 2020

France: New Caledonia rejects independence from France in referendum


Voters in the Pacific territory of New Caledonia rejected a bid for independence from France Sunday in a second referendum on the issue.

Results shared by New Caledonia’s High Commission showed that 53.26% of voters chose to reject independence from France while 46.74% voted in favor of independence amid high turnout at 85.64%.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Somaliland: Somaliland to take case for self determination to International Court


Somaliland is upping its pressure on the international community to grant it recognition in her for self-determination.

President Muse Bihi in his virtual speech to the nation during the 29th anniversary since separating with Somalia said not even the coronavirus could stop Somalilanders in different countries from celebrating the country’s “independence”.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Papua New Guinea: Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea


Bougainville moved a step closer to becoming an independent nation on Wednesday (Dec 11) after results from a referendum showed an overwhelming majority want the province to cut its ties with Papua New Guinea.

More than 176,000 of the 181,000 voters who participated in the two-week referendum that concluded on Dec 6 supported independence, with about 3,000 choosing greater autonomy under Papua New Guinea, the Bougainville Referendum Commission said.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Papua New Guinea: Bougainville residents to vote on becoming world’s newest nation


The Pacific people of Bougainville will on Saturday begin voting in a referendum to decide if they want to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea.

The referendum will run over two weeks and is a key part of a 2001 peace agreement that ended a civil war in which at least 15,000 people died in the cluster of islands to the east of the Papua New Guinea mainland.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Somaliland: Why is the world ignoring Somaliland?


To most, a functionally independent country that lies in the northern part of modern Somalia with a separate government, education system, and even a coast guard would be something out of a fantasy novel. However, Somaliland, hidden on the Horn of Africa, is exactly that.

Its four million people declared independence in 1991—the second time they have done so since the colonial period—and have established a robust democracy that has seen peaceful transfers of power between political rivals in 2002 and 2010.

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