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Papua New Guinea

22 January 2002

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Warring tribes around the township of Mendi, Southern Highlands Province, have told police they want to negotiate peace and restore services in the provincial capital. The tribal fight involved 6,000 warriors from both sides between the Winjamap and the Tungujip tribes, lasting three weeks and claiming more than 50 lives and thousands of kina worth of property either lost or damaged. Tungujip chief, Tabul Sosi said they were fighting for peace and wanted it. "We want... (

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