Solomon Islands enters 36-hour lockdown after protests turn violent

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare called for the lockdown in an address that was broadcast late on Wednesday, after police had earlier deployed tear gas to break up protests. People from the country’s most populous island, Malaita, had traveled to the capital in a spillover of anger about a host of domestic issues including unrealized infrastructure… Continue reading Solomon Islands enters 36-hour lockdown after protests turn violent