Solomon Islands. Former warlord Harold Keke was tried at the beginning of the year, accused of murdering a Catholic priest and politician. According to countryaah, Honiara is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Solomon Islands. Keke was sentenced to life imprisonment and two of his co-workers were also found guilty of the crime. The trial was seen as an important step on the road to re-establishing a legal society, since law and order collapsed in the devastating civil war of the late 1990s.
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Keke was the most infamous of hundreds of rebels arrested since an Australian-led peacekeeping force arrived in the island in 2003. According to police, he was guilty of a number of violent crimes and abuses and was awaiting new charges, including the charges. for the kidnapping and murder of seven missionaries.
The Civil War made the Solomon Islands the poorest country in the Pacific. The economy was hit particularly hard when the important production of palm oil ceased. But during the year, production resumed on a large plantation east of the capital Honiara, and palm oil exports were expected to resume in 2006.
Demography and economic geography. – Island state of Oceania, in the western Pacific Ocean. The population (515,870 at the 2009 census; 572,865 residents, according to an estimate by UNDESA, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in 2014) is growing at an intense pace (2.7% per year, in the period 2005-10; 2.1% per year, in the period 2010-15) due to the high birth rate (30.8 ‰ in 2013) and the low mortality (5.6 ‰). The capital, Honiara (64,609 residents in 2009), is the only city of a certain demographic and economic importance. Agriculture, based on the cultivation of palm (from coconut, oil and sago), employed 67% of the workforce in 2012. The secondary sector is almost completely absent, while the tertiary sector is limited to tourism activities (23,000 entries in 2011).