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Disputes Over On Shore Oil Resources Prompts Cabindan Request for African Union




Banjul, The Gambia: Citing an Angolan grab for disputed oil and mineral resources and the growing threat of an all-out war, the Republic of Cabinda, FLEC-FAC (Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda
Civil disturbances and spontaneous demonstrations against Bento Bembe have been countered by Angolan troops with live ammunition. FLEC-FAC forces have struck back at Angolan troops in a number of skirmishes. Based on the sham agreement, Angola has assured foreign companies that the untapped mineral and oil rich on shore regions of Cabinda are now safe for exploitation. However, the liberated zones of Cabinda remain in the hands of FLEC-FAC and Chinese and Australian firms have been warned not to enter the territory which holds vast oil reserves and gold, diamonds and uranium which have essentially remained untouched since the Cabindan conflict began in 1975.

Cabinda has asked the African Union



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