Solomon Islands: Malaita province unhappy over presence of Australian troops, as Fiji joins peacekeeping efforts

The Solomon Islands’ most populous province, the source of anti-government protesters who waged a fiery protest in the capital Honiara last week, is unhappy Australia has sent in police and soldiers at the request of the Pacific island nation’s prime minister, a provincial political aide has told Reuters.Dozens of buildings were burned down and shops looted in the capital’s Chinatown as protests against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare turned to rioting in which four people died.The arrival of…


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