Kanak Separatists in New Caledonia 1988

[ 1988 ]

In 1988, Kanak separatists attacked a police station on the island of Ouvea (Uvea) and held 27 hostages, causing French security forces to retaliate in a bloody massacre of 19 Kanaks. Pro- and anti-independence groups agreed to the Matignon Accord (1988), which provided for a framework of new provincial administrative centers, a major development program, and a referendum on the territory's political future in 1998 (when New Caledonians voted overwhelmingly for continuing ties to France but having more autonomy).

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