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January 8 Executive Report on Angolan State Terrorism

January 8 Executive Report on Angolan State Terrorism

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Republic of Kabinda Report on the January 8, 2010 Terrorism Event in Kabinda
Republic of Kabinda Report on the January 8, 2010 Terrorism Event in Kabinda

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Published by: Dr. Jonathan Levy, PhD on Jan 23, 2012
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Republic of KabindaJanuary 8, 2010 Committee Reporton the Togolese IncidentExecutive Summary
By order of Premier Joel Batila of the Republic of Kabinda, the January 8Commission was formed to investigate the January 8, 2010 fatal attack on theTogolese football team en route to Cabinda from the Congo by bus.The members of the Commission are:Committee Member - Gabriel Homem: Republique du Kabinda, Minister ofInternal SecurityCommittee Member - Barrister Clement Chigbo
Republique du Kabinda SpecialProsecutorCommittee Chair
Dr. Jonathan Levy, Attorney for Republique du Kabinda andFLEC.Scope of Investigation: Events leading up to, during, and following the events ofJanuary 8, 2010.Question to be answered:1. How did the events of January 8, 2010 transpire?2. Who was responsible for the fatal outcome?3. Why did elements of FLEC initially assume responsibility and then changetheir positions?4. Actions by Angola and FLEC after January 8.
5. Findings & Recommendations
Who is FLEC
FLEC is the Front for the Liberation of the State of Cabinda. There is only oneFLEC.Many individuals and groups including Angolan agents have used the nameFLEC as part of their disinformation campaign.An ongoing disinformation campaign traced to the Angolan government claimsFLEC is weak and divided. This has not been the case. FLEC is strong andunified and has cells and youth brigades in every city, town and village inCabinda.The press has been deceived by false front virtual FLECs and impersonatorsvisible on the Internet but unknown inside Cabinda. Of these Angolan dupes,
Lopes, Rodrigues Mingas and Rui Gabirro also known as
Mangovo Ngoya
stand out as the worst offenders.
” Lopes does not command anyth
ing other than a long stagnantwebsite - cabinda.org. It is alleged that Lopes has been involved in immigrationand asylum fraud in France by issuing so called Cabinda identity cards of hisown devising and manufacture. His website serves to deceive the public and
“squats” upon the legitimate rights of FLEC to that Internet domain.
“The Rt Hon Mangovo Ngoyo Mwana Kabinda,
so called,
Secretary for ForeignAffairs of the Republic of Cabinda and Member of the Regency of Cabinda,
isRui Gabirro, a Portuguese citizen, son of Portuguese colonialists. Gabirro alsostyles himself by the delusional
title “Duke of Cabinda” and has set up a fantasy
operation called the Federation of Free African States, a fraudulent so calledbank and a fake university.His Federal Republic of Cabinda
“government” includes Rodrigues Mingas.
 Gabirro also sells passports, coins and stamps that are the lawful property ofFLEC. Gabirro also infiltrated anti MPLA Angolan youth groups earlier this yearand interjected himself as their spokesman following the Mingas example.Several anti Santos were then arrested in Luanda.Unfortunately, Lopes and Gabirro have cyber squatted on the two top leveldomains, Cabinda.org and Cabinda.net discrediting the cause of FLEC in theeyes of the press and public.FLEC is a stable organization with bases of operations in France and in thevicinity of Pointe Noire, Congo. FLEC is universally acclaimed within Cabinda as
the only credible force for self determination. FLEC has self defense forces, cells,and youth brigades throughout Cabinda.FLEC and the struggle for Cabindan self determination has been the mostsustained and long standing African self determination movement since 1963and against all odds has fended off oil company mercenaries, Cubans,Portuguese, South Africans, MPLA, FNLN, and UNITA forces. Now FLECstresses non violent conflict resolution and has a pending case with the AfricanUnion Commission regarding onshore oil and mineral resources. FLEC andRepublic of Kabinda leadership does not want to see Cabinda turned into abloody battleground as occurred during the Angolan civil war between UNITAand the MPLA.Even though FLEC has the ability to call for general strike and rebellion, it hasdeliberately refrained from doing so in order to spare the civilian population which
barely survives under the Angolan neocolonial regime. FLEC’s current emphasis
is on conflict resolution through international organizations, international law,refugee relief and education. FLEC is not a terrorist organization and condemnsterrorism including the events of January 8.
Events leading up to January 8
The build up to the African Cup Tournament was given little attention by FLEC.The testimony of Congolese Colonel Cosmas Nzaou indicates that unknownoperatives at the Congo-Cabinda border crossing distributed leaflets prior to theJanuary 8, 2010 warning of attacks. FLEC however was unaware of this and theColonel indicates that the source of the leaflets may have been the Angolansecret police rather than FLEC.Africa Cup officials also warned all groups about using the border crossings yetthe Togolese team bus nonetheless was routed through the border crossing bythe Angolan authorities directly into an ambush.While FLEC does operate along the northern Congolese border, FLECcommandos usually stay clear of the heavily fortified border crossing. Clashesbetween FLEC and the FAA (Angolan Army) have taken place in remote regionsof Cabinda during the past five years and not at heavily garrisoned towns in partto avoid civilian causalities. Almost all operations by FLEC since 2006 havetargeted neocolonial activities involving resource extraction by the MPLA and itsforeign contractors. Such incidents have been short and not sustained.Debriefing of FLEC leadership indicates there was no campaign to target theAfrican Cup and that any leafleting campaign was not originated by FLEC. FLECoperations typically target MPLA FAA forces outside civilian areas. Aside fromtargeting the FAA, FLEC has also disrupted mineral and petroleum explorationafter giving notice that such operations were illegal and would not be tolerated.

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