Bougainville: Mekamui

News Site

photo: jacket with bougainville picture on

About Bougainville

Bougainville is an island in the Pacific, East of Papua. The people there have been in a long struggle to rid themselves of the forces of colonialism. This site carries news updates from there, posted by those personally involved rather than biased mainstream 'news' reports, and some background information.

A good introduction is Bougainville: the Long Struggle for Freedom, By Moses and Rikha Havini.

There is still trouble there now, communications with the outside world are very difficult.

You can find the latest News on our wordpress site, and some photo galleries on our google picasa site.

map of bougainville

Click on the map to get a larger version in a new window. There is a more detailed scalable map of the island here in .pdf format.