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Idyllic island confronts bloody past

 IPS 18 November 2019

The five-year civil war in the Solomon Islands – known as The Tensions lasting from 1998-2003 – left 50,000 people displaced on both sides and an unknown number dead. During the war many people were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered and although the conflict ended a decade ago, anguish over the whereabouts of loved ones who disappeared continues. New hearings are to hopefully reveal what happened to these family members and help to bring peace and reconciliation. (1039 Words) - By Catherine Wilson

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In the apparently idyllic Solomon Islands, trauma continues for many families whose loved ones went missing in the civil war.  Photo: Catherine Wilson/IPS

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