Rodrigues Mingas

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Rodrigues Mingas is the leader of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda-Military Position (Portuguese: Frente para a Libertação do Enclave de Cabinda[clarification needed] (FLEC), a guerrilla separatist organisation fighting since 1975 for the total independence of the oil rich Angolan province of Cabinda,[1] one of the country's 14 provinces rich with oil reserves.[2]

Mingas is believed to live in France.[3]

Togo football team bus attack[edit]

On 8 January 2010, while being escorted by Angolan forces through the disputed territory of Cabinda, the team bus of the Togo national football team was attacked by gunmen belonging to FLEC/PM as it travelled to 2010 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. The ensuing gunfight resulted in the deaths of the assistant coach, team spokesman and bus driver, as well as injuring several others.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jamey Keaten. "AP Interview: More violence could hit African Cup". Newsobserver. Retrieved 2010-01-13. [dead link]
  2. ^ Perrine Mouterde (2010-01-12). "Cabinda rebels in Angola carry on the struggle for independence". France 24. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  3. ^ Angela Charlton (2010-01-12). "Togo Bus Rampage Exposes France's Angola Ties". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  4. ^ Sturcke, James; Myers, Paul; Smith, David (2010-01-11). "Togo footballers were attacked by mistake, Cabindan independantits say". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-01-11.