Posts Tagged ‘FLEC’

Chinese workers attacked in Angola’s Cabinda province

November 12, 2010

An Angolan minister tells the BBC that a convoy carrying Chinese mine workers was attacked in the region of Cabinda this week.He said that two soldiers guarding the workers, contracted by Angola’s state oil company Sonangol, were killed.

A faction of the Cabinda separatist movement Flec has said it carried out Monday’s attack. Secretary of State for Human Rights Bento Bembe condemned the attack as the work of “terrorists”. More……

Hostility Toward Workers Cools Angola-China Relationship

August 11, 2010

By BENOIT FAUCON and SHERRY SU

Luanda, Angola

Here, the love affair between China and Africa is on the wane. Oil-rich Angola, the recipient of at least $8.5 billion in infrastructure loan agreements from China, has become a symbol of the Asian nation’s strategy in Africa. But cracks are showing in the relationship between the two countries, at a time when China is already showing a new interest in other regions—notably, ones where Western nations are reluctant to do business. 

Human-rights activists say Chinese workers and companies have been singled out for physical attacks. Meanwhile, staff and facilities have been targeted by antigovernment forces.

A central issue is growing resentment that companies are importing their own Chinese workers rather than employing Angolans to rebuild the country after its 27-year civil war. According to the Angolan government, 70,000 Chinese people work in Angola, ranging from crane and bulldozer operators to more-skilled railway technicians. More…….

FLEC quer ‘fim da guerra’ com Angola

July 11, 2010
Louise Redvers
Correspondente da BBC em Luanda

 
 
 
 

O líder do grupo separatista FLEC anunciou o fim da luta armada contra o governo de Angola para o controlo do enclave petrolífero de Cabinda, noticiou esta sexta-feira a agência de notícias Lusa. Mais…..

Angola nega ataque FLEC-PM a trabalhadores chineses Cabinda

May 22, 2010

O secretário de Estado dos Direitos Humanos angolano, António Bento Bembe, disse à Lusa que as notícias sobre a morte de um trabalhador chinês e o rapto de outro em Cabinda, no passado fim de semana, «são pura alucinação».

«É pura alucinação de algumas pessoas em Cabinda que resulta do tanto quererem que estas coisas aconteçam», disse o governante angolano, que tem também a função de fazer a «ponte» entre Luanda e a província-enclave do norte do país.

A notícia do ataque à coluna de camiões chineses foi avançada pela Voz da América que, citando fontes da FLEC-PM, a mesma fação que foi reivindicou o ataque em janeiro à comitiva do Togo que se preparava para participar na CAN 2010 de futebol, ocorreu junto à fronteira com o vizinho Congo-Brazzaville.

Diário Digital / Lusa. 20 de Maio 2010

Angola minister says Cabinda separatist group dead

December 7, 2009

Reuters reports on Angolan minister’s assertion that FLEC, the Cabindan separatist movement is dead.