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Solomons Debate on Intervention

The Solomon Islands Parliament has begun a historic debate on whether to allow foreign peacekeepers into the troubled South Pacific nation. Australia is drawing up plans for the deployment of a multinational force to restore order and revive the archipelago’s struggling economy, which has been torn apart by lawlessness and corruption. Canberra has broad regional support for its plan of armed intervention, which would be the biggest military operation in the South Pacific for more than 50 years. But first the Solomons parliament must decide whether to allow the action to take place. The government of Sir Allan Kemakeza has already officially agreed to the Australian plan. Full Story

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