Talk:Cabinda Province

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Why is Zaire listed?[edit]

i am not sure why Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zaïre are listed seeing as that what was called Zaïre at one time is now the Democratic republic of congo. it seems that Zaïre is un-necessary and may be confusing to some. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tainter (talkcontribs) 00:13, 29 August 2005.

It probably has something to do with the fact that what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo was Zaire for more than half its existence as a soveriegn state. How much sense would it make to talk about Iran and not mention it was once called Persia? Picaroon9288 18:38, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

None. Everybody knows what Iran is. Same for Democratic Congo if anybody is in the least concerned with the topic.Zamora1934 (talk) 20:47, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Republic of Cabinda a hoax?[edit]

I believe the links to the so-called Republic of Cabinda webpage should be deleted, as there is reason to doubt whether it actually represents the persons and areas mentioned. The page seems to be closely linked to the so-called Regular Grand Lodge of England, a pseudo-masonic organisation already removed from wikipedia references as a con act; indeed, until recently hosted the lodge's webpages. The phone number given by the "UK high comissioner" is also identical to those mentioned on RGLE's page.

See and for comparison.

The same goes for the so-called "cabinda national petroleum company", also linked to the pages.

There are several different Cabindan organizations that are all rivals with eachother; see FLEC for details. This one is probably an expat organization that set up shop in the UK and became affiliated with some masonic group. I doubt that it is completely a hoax with no Cabindans involved. Picaroon9288|ta co 15:18, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
  • but it is not one of the main organizations. You can also create your own organisation. Only FLEC groups should be listed.--Pedro 15:02, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
The two main exile groups are FLEC-FAC and the Provisonal Republic of Cabinda, more details here: —Preceding unsigned comment added by Resistk (talkcontribs) 02:26, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
The information on Lopes is a fraud, his web page has been static for years. The actual Premier of the Republic of Kabinda is Dr. Joel Batila in France. is a hoax as is — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:21, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

On placenames[edit]

On the name(s) Congo/Kongo: The article says there is:

  • Kakongo, former kingdom
  • Congo, 1 of 4 municipalities in Cabinda
  • Cacongo (in the template Municipalities of Angola), as a municipality of Cabinda
  • (And of course the river and two republics Congo)

Questions now:

  1. . What is the correct name of the municipality?
  2. . is Kakongo absoluely different from the municipality?

For now it looks like 'Congo (municipality)' and 'Kakongo' as the kingdom; cutting out 'Cacongo'.

-DePiep (talk) 15:21, 7 April 2009 (UTC)


The bulk of this section is without citations. It is (as a result?) much longer than the (somewhat) more carefully referenced "Main Article" Cabinda Conflict.

I suggest two options for fixing this:

1. Editor(s) with a knowledge of the succession movement and conflict — plus an understanding of objective reporting and accurate referencing! — revise this entire section. This would include deleting any allegations that cannot be referenced.

2. Reduce this section to a short summary of the main Cabinda Conflict article, referring readers to that article for more information. In this case, any well referenced content in this Secessionism section could be incorporated in the main article.

- Zulu Kane (talk) 18:19, 3 May 2014 (UTC)


What thoughts can we share on the name Tchiowa. From what I've seen - although there doesn't appear to be a lot written about it at all - this is a local name for the capital of Cabinda ... not the whole plot. I can't see any reliable references to this name anywhere. The French Wikipedia page refers to it as a local name for the capital - but that's also unreferenced and it could be that someone has just copied it across to the Englaish page. Francis Hannaway (talk) 08:16, 8 May 2014 (UTC)