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Papua New Guinea

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Location: Southeastern Asia, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia
Capital: Port Moresby
Population: 5,670,544
Independence Day: 16 September (1975)
Date Joined: 1975
Currency: Kina (PGK)
Total Area: 462,840 sq km
Languages: English, pidgin English widespread, Motu spoken in Papua region
Head of the Government: Prime Minister Peter O'Neill (since 4 August 2012)
Web site: http://www.pm.gov.pg
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Facebook to be banned in Papua New Guinea for a month

Papua New Guinea will ban Facebook for amonth while it identifies fake profiles and considers the website's effect onthe country.
Communicationminister Sam Basil said users posting pornography and false information wouldbe identified.
He alsosuggested the country could set up its own rival social network. Facebook hasfaced scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and has beencriticised over the way it has tried to tackle fake news.

News Source:bbc.com
News Type:News Published date: 29-May-2018
  

WWII Veteran Working to Bring Fallen Soldiers Back to their Homeland

The Prime Minister has paid tribute to Japanese World War II veteran, Mr Masai Horie, who works works to recover the remains of Japanese soldiers and bring them back to Japan.

News Source:pm.gov.pg
News Type:News Published date: 23-May-2018
  

Economic Growth Comes from Inclusive Approach

The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, has highlighted the importance of ensuring countries draw on their own internal strengths and capabilities

News Source:pm.gov.pg
News Type:News Published date: 23-May-2018
  

PM O’Neill and PM Abe lead discussions

PM O’Neill and PM Abe lead discussions in the bilateral meeting between Papua New Guinea and Japan

News Source:pm.gov.pg
News Type:News Published date: 23-May-2018
  

Papua New Guinea States Position on North Korea and UN Reform

The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, has highlighted Papua New Guinea’s position on significant regional

News Source:pm.gov.pg
News Type:News Published date: 23-May-2018
  
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