August 26, 2010

Cabindan separatists under new management

After a recent mass defection from its senior ranks, the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) has announced that the separatist movement in exile is now under new management, and called on the population of the Angolan enclave to continue fighting for their sovereignty.

"We urge [Cabindans] to remain firm in their fight against the occupying government of Angola, which practices state terrorism against the people of Cabinda ... and continues to deploy elite troops and warlike material," FLEC president Henrique N'Zita Tiago and other exiled leaders in France said. “Vice-President Alexander Tati, Chief of State Mayor Estanislau Boma, Chief of National Security Carlos Moises, and special Councillor to the President, Luis Veras Luemba have been removed“, the statement by Tiago further noted.

These positions would be filled by Pastor Kitembo Antonio da Silva as Vice-President, Joel Betila as Secretary General, Barros Mangga, who would "organize the movement", and Afonso Massanga as Secretary for External Relations." (IRIN)

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