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Fiji – A Tumultuous History

By Graham Davis Source: BBC/The Australian Thursday April 16, 2009. 1970: Fiji becomes independent with Ratu Kamisese Mara of the Alliance party as prime Minister. April 1987: Indian-dominated coalition led by Dr. Timoci Bavadra wins election. May 1987: Sitiveni Rabuka seizes power in bloodless coup with the aim of making indigenous Fijians politically dominant. October 1978: Rabuka stages… Read More »