Mauricio Gimbi, the president and founder of União dos Cabindas para Independencia shared a statement from a fellow citizen

Mauricio Gimbi, the president and founder of União dos Cabindas para Independencia shared a statement from a fellow citizen

The president and founder of União dos Cabindas para Independência which in English stands for “Cabindans Union for Independence” shared a narrative statement on social media made public by his fellow-citizen Raul Tati, Former priest and now independent deputy under Unita, the Angola main Political opposition party. Raul Tati shares his understanding of FLEC position and recognition at the international level considering that there is a definitive ceasefire in Angola and peace agreement was reached definitively, except in Cabinda, the land invaded and occupied by Angola in November of 1975.


During the statement Raul Tati reminded the people of Cabinda, the people of Angola and the world that recognition of Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) by the United Nations is a clear indication of an open and still existing politico-military conflict or cause in Cabinda

It was with some surprise that I read the information from ABC News where it highlights the following: “The United Nations Chief says 16 armed groups have responded ceasefire to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic” (The United Nations leader said that sixteen armed groups positively adhered to the call for a global ceasefire because of the Coronavirus pandemic). In developing the news lead, the location of these armed groups mentioned by the UN Secretary-General is highlighted: Yemen, Myanmar, Ukraine, Philippines, Colombia, ANGOLA, Libya, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Indonesia, and Nagorno-Karabakh. I was immediately struck by the presence of Angola on that list. The preliminary question is: are there any armed groups in Angola? For the United Nations Angola has an armed group that has been identified in the document as the Liberation Front of the Cabinda Enclave (FLEC). In view of the political and diplomatic relevance of this fact, it occurs to me to say the following:The UN has just formally recognized the existence of FLEC as an armed or rebel group. Now, liberation movements are seen today as actors in international relations.

The praise of adherence to the ceasefire implies the recognition of the existence of an armed insurrection in Angola (more specifically in Cabinda).

This recognition presupposes calling up the respective pacification process under the UN conflict resolution mechanisms for a solution based on law and justice. Peace without the law is not peace and peace in injustice is oppression.

Angola is listed on the map of pending international conflicts.

FLEC here has a superb diplomatic opportunity to pursue contact with the UN through the same channels in order to persuade the United Nations to move towards a peaceful settlement of the dispute rather than just to praise the noble gesture of the ceasefire. by armed groups.

what he views as the way forward to seeking international support to reinforce its position and justified cause and the reason why the UN should be supportive of dialogue and negotiations between the people of Cabinda and Angola regime!

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