Why is it that about one third the population of the Angolan province of Cabinda are refugees living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
#97634. Asked by author. (Jul 17 08 6:02 PM)
A very long history of strife -- Including, but not limited to:|
1979-1984: The communist MPLA was always supported by the communist Soviet Union and Cuba, and continued to attack the People of Cabinda with its terror troops. More than 5000 Cuban communist troops were stationed in Cabinda in the 1970s and 1980s to kill rape and robe the People of Cabinda .
May 1981: Six Cabindan men were sentenced to death on charges of belonging to FLEC.
April 1989: An estimated 900,000 Cabindans were refugees in neighbouring states.
September 29-30, 1992: In Cabinda separatist feelings were still prominent in the invaded State of Cabinda. However, in Cabinda, only 0,5% of Cabinda's Residents voted after being urged to boycott the elections by FLEC. This was interpreted as a referendum for Independence on the part of the Cabindans. Oil production in Cabinda provides a vast majority of angola's foreign earnings, yet Cabinda receives less than 1% of the oil revenue and remains underdeveloped and the people remain poor. The Communist MPLA angolan party rejected Cabinda's bid for Independence.
January 1993: In angola continues in full scale civil war.
March 1993: FLEC were thought to be in control of much of Cabinda's jungle interior, but the angolan Communist MPLA still occupies Cabinda City, where one-half of Cabinda's population lives, and the oil wealth is robed from the People of Cabinda.
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