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
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,
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