Guerrilla war in the Cabinda exclave sight of the International Community is (in) denial.
The text of Padre Raúl Tati in summary After having made an ontological / philosophical analysis on the existence or the non-existence of a conflict in Cabinda, he went on to list some recent facts which, according to him, make rebound the political problematic from Cabinda.
Among these facts, the appearance of the ACC is the first that it mentions before moving on to other facts such as the numerous and successive press releases from Flec-Fac on recent military actions, the declarations of Angolan and Portuguese diplomats, the act unilateral cease-fire of the Flec-Fac in response to the appeal of the Secretary General of the United Nations and, finally the recent denunciation of the Congolese authorities on the incursions of the Angolan army on their territory, supposedly to pursue there elements of Flec. In his description of the ACC, I point out purely and simply the place it gives to the appearance of the ACC in the process of relaunching the struggle, without wishing to enter into questions considered controversial and that “neither me nor anyone Another are capable of responding ”. In the following lines you will find the translation of the introduction he does, then what he says about ACC and finally his conclusion.
Recently, the Cabindais dispute, a conflict neglected by the international community, has come under scrutiny with a certain acuteness. Some recent facts deserve serious consideration given their relevance. I will reserve these lines to share with readers some comments on this subject, given their interest in national and international public opinion.
I said that the Cabinda problem had recently come under scrutiny. Let’s move on to the most relevant facts. The organization of an inter-Arab meeting in Accra (Ghana), with the facilitation of the local NGO, Organization for the Development of Africa (OAD), from October 21 to 24, 2019, is the first fact that I bring to this reflection, even without entering into the merit or demerit of the initiative. The meeting which took place at the Koffi Annan International Training Center for Peacekeeping (KAIPTC) aimed to bring Cabindans from the interior and from the diaspora to Ghana, both politicians / military or civic activists. Since its preparatory phase, the initiative has raised some diatribes within the Cabindais movements. For this reason, some who were supposed to be there abstained, notably the two armed factions led by Emmanuel Nzita and Alexandre Tati respectively.
For them, the purpose of the meeting was opaque and trivial, a point of view not shared by the twenty-two participants who worked to make the initiative a success. Curiously, the meeting was endorsed by President João Lourenço, who engaged his team of External Intelligence Services (SIE) in the organization of the event. This explains the personal involvement of the Ghanaian Head of State, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who paid a state visit to Angola on August 9, 2019, where he was received by President João Lourenço and the Angolan Parliament. in which he delivered a speech.
At this meeting in Accra, a structure called Alto Conselho de Cabinda (ACC) was created. Just like in the preparatory phase, in the post-meeting phase there were again rants among the participants due to certain misunderstandings and strategic disagreements. The meeting was attended and supported by the Catholic Church in the person of the Archbishop of Accra, Most Reverend Charles Palmer Buckle.
One of the fundamental problems preventing the conflict in Cabinda from moving towards a solution is the lack of truth. There are a lot of lies and manipulations. It’s part of the game, in that manipulation is used as a weapon of diversionism. This was the case during Nazism, whose propaganda machine devised by Officer Yosef Goebels turned improbable lies into truth by their continual repetition. But Germany was defeated. This is what they are doing with the situation in Cabinda. But that will not give good results, because it only has merit in perpetuating the conflict. Angolan leaders end up being ridiculed, because nowadays the control of information is like a mirage and society has various sources of information. When corporate communication navigates the corrosive swamp of disinformation, it loses its credibility in the eyes of public opinion. Cabindan wisdom teaches that one can eat peanuts underwater, but the bark will eventually emerge.
Source : Jornal O Kwanza