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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Chaos in the Solomon Islands - Aussies Send Troops

Riots have broken out in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands. The citizens are angry that the newly elected parliament's choice of Prime Minister, a man named Snyder Rini. Rini was Deputy Prime Minister in the outgoing administration of PM Allan Kemakeza, which was apparently rather corrupt. There is also speculation that the government of Taiwan attempted to influence the election (The Solomon Islands are among the few nations that grant Taiwan diplomatic recognition, so Taiwan has a vested interest in making sure that a friendly government is elected in the Solomons).

Personally, I have no clue what to make of this because I know very little about this particular country, but the Australians seem to think that this is a pretty big problem. They sent over 100 troops to help restore order.

Stay tuned...


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