Cabinda separatists call for unity against Angolan occupation

The Front for the Liberation of the State of Cabinda (FLEC) on Wednesday August 2 called on all leaders and political activists in the territory to form a “united front” to force Angola to negotiate independence.
In the statement, which marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of FLEC, that separatist organization of the Angolan enclave in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo, stresses that “it has never refused to dialogue, but has always refused to submit as Angola demanded”.
“The Political Directorate of FLEC-FAC reaffirms that it is available to negotiate immediately with the occupier. It also reaffirms the imperative need for a referendum in Cabinda to give the people the legitimate right to affirm the future they want “, highlights the statement, signed by Jean Claude Nzita, spokesman for the organization.
FLEC has announced that it has started Wednesday, until Friday, in Ponta Negra, Republic of Congo, the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of its creation.
In its appeal to Cabinda’s political leaders and activists, FLEC urges them to “overcome their differences and form a united front, in which each maintains its independence and political freedom, which will allow synchronizing and coordinating political, social and military actions that force Angola to negotiate”.
“FLEC-FAC remains firm in its legitimate struggle to give the people of Cabinda the freedom to decide their future and to be able to reject being the last African nation to be decolonized”, the note stresses, recalling that since its creation it has fought “against the Portuguese colonial presence”, and accuses Portugal of, following the independence of Angola in 1975, “never respected the commitments established with the Cabindan nation”.

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