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The children starving in a land of gold

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

A measles and malnutrition crisis has killed at least 72 people, mostly children, in Indonesia's remote province of Papua, home to the world's biggest gold mine.

"Moving people is not as easy as that because we have culture, customs, land rights and connection to the land," says the regent, Elisa Kambu. President Widodo has visited Papua more than six times since his election in 2014, working hard to demonstrate Jakarta's commitment to developing the province, prioritising infrastructure construction.


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