Rodrigues Mingas is the leader of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (Portuguese: Frente para a Libertação do Enclave de Cabinda (FLEC), a guerrilla separatist organization fighting Last 1975 for the total independence of oil rich Angolan province of Cabinda, one of the country's 14 provinces rich with oil reserves. Mingas is believed to live in France. He was drawn to attention of international media after the January 8 attacks on convoy of vehicles including bus transporting Togo's national football team accompanied by Angolan military.
Togo football team bus attack
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.
- Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda
- Angolan Civil War
- Togo national football team bus attack
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