Papua New Guinea

Bougainville: what is behind the group of islands that is about to become a new country

Bougainville: what is behind the group of islands that is about to become a new country

Louis-Antoine de Bougainville was an 18th century French sailor. After participating without much success in the Seven Years’ War (1756 – 1763), he began a fruitful career as an explorer. His first destination was the Malvinas Islands, which he conquered on behalf of the French crown in 1764.. He founded a colony but it did ...

Zac Efron was near death in Papua New Guinea while filming a survival documentary

Zac Efron was near death in Papua New Guinea while filming a survival documentary

Zac Efron narrowly escaped death after being struck by a serious infection while filming his new TV show in Papua New Guinea, according to reports. The 32-year-old was filming a documentary series called Killing Zac Efron (Kill Zac Efron) when became ill with a “form of typhoid or a similar bacterial infection” just before Christmas, ...

Chinese mining company vaccinated employees in Papua New Guinea

Chinese mining company vaccinated employees in Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese mining company in Papua New Guinea claims to have immunized employees against COVID-19 in an apparent vaccination test, a newspaper reported Friday. The South Pacific island nation’s Health Minister Jelta Wong said his department is investigating Ramu NiCo (MCC) Ltd’s claims, according to The Australian. National Pandemic Response Director ...